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Several strategies, including drug courts that expedite prosecution of drug dealers, boot camps for first offenders, and an aggressive parole tracking system, are or will be used to combat the state's crime problem.
Stevens H. Clark, a criminal justice researcher at the University of North Carolina's Institute of Government, argues that the prison cap has had an inconsequential effect on crime in North Carolina, and that resources need to be focused on prevention.
North Carolina, for reasons of order and convenience, is the only state that allows prosecutors to determine the trial date for a defendant. Despite its good intentions, the rule is working contrary to the goals of an efficient criminal justice system.
Almost a decade has passed since the Judicial Department Act of 1965 capped a ten-year effort to establish a unified court system in North Carolina. Montague evaluates the strides made in the administration of justice under the new system.
Expunction is a procedure by which a person may expunge, or erase, the record of prior court proceedings against him or her. This bulletin describes the different types of expunctions available in North Carolina for adult criminal court proceedings. The 2009 legislation consolidates most of North Carolina’s existing expunction provisions in one part of the General Statutes.
Thomas G. Walker was appointed United States Attorney General for the Eastern District of North Carolina in 2011. In an interview, Walker discusses his experience overseeing federal criminal and civil matters. He also responds to questions regarding cybersecurity, financial crimes and justice department priorities.