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Pennsylvania's Criminal Justice System: An Overview

NCJ Number
C Edelman
Date Published
56 pages
This overview report describes the crime and clearance rates, criminal justice process, and major components of the criminal justice system in Pennsylvania.
Individual sections discuss the staffing levels for the criminal justice system and the role and structure of the courts, institutional corrections system, probation and parole systems, and juvenile justice system. Further descriptions cover other State agencies like the Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the Crime Victim's Compensation Board, the State budget for criminal justice, and the Justice Assistance Network. Figures, data tables, and appendixes giving a glossary and a list of State associations affiliated with various components of the criminal justice system.