2010 National Survey of Prosecutors

​Since 1990, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has periodically sponsored the National Survey of Prosecutors (NSP) to collect data on the resources, policies, and practices of local chief prosecutors in state court systems. The information collected covers staffing and operations, innovative prosecution techniques, felony and misdemeanor caseloads, prosecution of computer-related crimes, juvenile offenses, and use of DNA evidence. The 2010 NSP will provide current data for decision making and allow for an examination of changes, consistencies, and emerging trends occurring in prosecutors’ offices. NORC will be involved with questionnaire review and design, while also subcontracting with the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) to help develop the questionnaire. NORC will be handling all aspects of data collection, which will include a hardcopy questionnaire mail-out, development and deployment of a web mode, CATI phone follow-up, data entry, data verification and delivery of a final data set and methodology report. NORC will also provide BJS with assistance in drafting and reviewing publications and participating in conferences or workshops.