Simulation in criminal justice: A case study of the juvenile court system

Thomas Moranian, Nachum Finger, Nelson M. Fraiman

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A Simulation model using GPSS-V has been developed for determining flow rates through a juvenile court system linking four serial queues beginning with arrest, through a court review, court carry-order, and court probation. Observations of distributions of waiting times and processing times provide a basis for sensitivity analysis to consider trade-offs between court resources and gains in over-all flow time. The simulation runs with induced variations in court resources show the gains in over-all flow time expressed as reduced average waiting and processing times. The field data (1975) were collected from the juvenile court system of Morris County, New Jersey.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-277
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
StatePublished - 5 Dec 1977
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 1977 - Gaitherburg, United States
Duration: 5 Dec 19777 Dec 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications


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