In an effort to aid other jurisdictions in improving existing traffic offense adjudication systems or implementing new ones, a detailed description is given of the adjudication process, the Bureau (AAB, which represents a merger of traffic offense adjudication and driver licensing functions) organization, operations, and achievements, and specific concerns involved in any replication effort. The seven elements of the adjudication process are reviewed and the basic approaches (judicial, odified judicial, and administrative) are outlined. The position of the AAB within the Department of Motor Vehicles, the selection of staff, and its costs and revenues are discussed. The administrative adjudication process is illustrated by an example, and a detailed flow chart is presented of the entire process. The AAB's data processing system plays a central role. A first step in the implementation of administrative adjudication is the decriminalization of minor traffic offenses, and the five features primarily responsible for successful implementation are identified as: support from the judicial system, sophisticated computer capabilities, organizational structure, assurance of due process, substantial planning and monitoring.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Justice

    Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
    Washington, DC  United States  20530
  • Authors:
    • Halper, A
    • McDonnell, J
  • Publication Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: J-LEAA-014-74
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM