My remarks are addressed to one aspect of the general problem of communication involved in meeting the information requirements of the courts. It transcends merely the court; however, it is a problem throughout the legal decision-making system. The efficiency of t:ourts in processing information is just one part of a larger picture of effective communication within the legal system. Phrased broadly, the question involves discerning the optimum man-machine mix in the processing of information. Nobody can reasonably quarrel with the goal of taking the fullest possible advantage of the benefits of emerging technology, as long as objectives of greater importance are not sacrificed in the process.
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Allen, Layman E. "The Problem of Communications in Meeting the Information Requirements of the Courts." In National Symposium on Science and Criminal Justice, 109-12. Washington, D.C.: President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice, President's Office of Science and Technology and the Department of Justice, 1966.