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Mississippi Court Finance Study - Volume 1 - The Mississippi Justice Courts - Management and Financial Analysis

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138 pages
This first volume of a six-volume study of the Mississippi court system presents an indepth analysis of the present justice court system in the State, along with an alternative structure.
The volume is organized into five sections and a separate support data volume which present and analyze information on the justice court system and recommend alternatives for improving court organization, jurisdiction, procedures, judicial compensation, and financial management (funding and distribution of revenue). Throughout the discussion, reference is made to appendixes which present the extensive data on which the analyses and recommendations are based. The second section presents the study methodology, lending perspective to the subsequent section, which describes the State's existing justice court system. The fourth section presents a pro and con discussion of varying issues associated with the range of options for organizing the justice courts. The concluding section presents alternative scenarios for organizing and funding justice courts and makes recommendations regarding other management areas of the justice courts. Tables, figures, and footnotes are included. For related documents, see NCJ 70129-34.