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Kakalik, James S.

Overview
Works: 73 works in 278 publications in 1 language and 5,909 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: AS36, 362.30973
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Most widely held works by James S Kakalik
Handicapped children : strategies for improving services by Garry D Brewer( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of mediation and early neutral evaluation under the Civil Justice Reform Act( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990 (CJRA) required each federal district court to develop a case management plan to reduce costs and delay. The legislation also created a pilot program to test six principles of case management, and required an independent evaluation to assess their effects. This report is one of four documents describing the evaluation, which was conducted by RAND's Institute for Civil Justice. The report describes an assessment of the effects of six different alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs that included mediation and early neutral evaluation. The study found that, once litigation had begun, referral to ADR was not a panacea, nor was it detrimental. Neither time nor costs nor lawyer views of satisfaction or fairness changed significantly as a result of referral to any of these programs; however, lawyers and litigants who participated in the programs liked them. The only statistically significant finding was that cases referred to ADR were more likely to have a monetary outcome. See also MR-800-ICJ, MR-801-ICJ, and MR-802-ICJ
Costs and compensation paid in tort litigation by James S Kakalik( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was undertaken to answer the following questions: What was the total expenditure nationwide for tort litigation terminated in state and federal courts of general jurisdiction in 1985? How much of the total was spent for the various costs of the tort litigation system: plaintiffs' and defendants' legal fees and other litigation expenses, the value of litigants' time spent on the lawsuits, the value of time spent by insurance personnel, and the costs of operating the courts? How much of the total was net compensation to plaintiffs? How do litigation costs and compensation paid differ for torts involving motor vehicles and for all other torts? How fast is the tort system growing? The study indicates that plaintiffs with tort lawsuits in state and federal courts of general jurisdiction received approximately half of the $27 billion to $34 billion spent in 1985. The costs of litigation consumed the other half
Private police in the United States: findings and recommendations by James S Kakalik( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the first in a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, its present regulation, and how the law impinges on it. Intended for use by the private police industry and by the governmental agencies that regulate it, as well as by the general public, the study evaluates the benefits, costs, and risks to society of current private security and develops preliminary policy and statutory guidelines for improving future operations and regulation. This comprehensive summary draws on information contained in the other reports to develop the overall findings and recommendations of the study and estimates the trends in resource allocation to public and private security. Data are presented in four tables. Documents in the series are announced in this issue as vt 016 623-vt 016 626. (ag)
The private police industry: its nature and extent by James S Kakalik( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a county employee is found shot to death in sun-drenched daylight while sitting in his county road grader, Undersheriff Bill Gastner is faced with puzzling questions. The simplest explanation--that an errant bullet from a careless target shooter's rifle blew out Larry Zipoli's brains--is soon discarded as inconsistencies surface. The fatal bullet shows no rifling marks, and investigation reveals that the shooter walked directly toward the road grader, in full view of the victim--who did nothing to defend himself. In addition to the demands of the investigation, Gastner learns that Sheriff Eduardo Salcido has hired a new deputy without discussing the matter with his undersheriff. And Gastner learns that the new hire is destined to be the first female road patrol deputy in the history of Posadas County. Thus begins Gastner's relationship with Estelle Reyes, whose shrewd observations shed important light on a crime that rattles all kinds of skeletons lurking in Posadas County closets" -- from author's web site
The law and private police by James S Kakalik( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is one of a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, its present regulation, and how the law impinges on it. A general discussion of the sources of legal limitations upon private police activities and personnel and sources of legal powers is included, in addition to an examination of specific legal problems raised by these activities and by the relationships between the users and providers of private security services. The legal doctrines governing particular security activities are evaluated and recommendations for improvement are presented. Documents in the series are announced in this issue as vt 016 622-vt 016 626. (ag)
The private police : security and danger by James S Kakalik( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costs of the civil justice system : court expenditures for various types of civil cases by James S Kakalik( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the cost of processing domestic relations, mental health, probate and guardianship, property rights and condemnation, torts contracts and other civil complaints, and other civil petitions cases. Section II details the procedures for estimating and analyzing government expenditures for processing civil cases. Section III describes how the study derived the government expenditure per judge for each of the courts in the study -- a necessary element in the cost-estimation procedure. Section IV reports the estimates of government expenditure and judge-time per civil case filed for various types of civil cases in state and federal courts. Finally, Sec. V provides estimates of the total nationwide government expenditure for processing civil cases
Current regulation of private police: regulatory agency experience and views by James S Kakalik( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the third in a series of five describing a 16-month study of the nature and extent of the private police industry in the United States, its problems, present regulation, and the laws impinging on it. Licensing and regulation of the industry in every state and several cities are described in this volume. Extensive tables present the data on regulatory agency experience, complaints, disciplinary actions taken, and the views of 42 agencies on needed changes in regulation. Documents in this series are announced as vt 016 622-vt 016 626 in this issue. (Ag)
Variation in asbestos litigation compensation and expenses by Rand Corporation( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes characteristics of individual claims that explain variation in compensation and expenses. The first section describes the research approach and sketches the tangled context in which spending occurs for asbestos product liability litigation. Section II presents data on the characteristics of closed claims and on the actual compensation paid and expenses incurred by plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers in 1980-1982. Section III focuses on explaining the variation in total compensation. Sections IV, V, and VI, respectively, analyze claim characteristics that help explain why certain claims receive no compensation, identify which claims proceed to trial instead of being closed before trial, and identify which claims result in punitive awards. Sections VII and VIII analyze the variations in defense and plaintiff litigation expenses. Finally, Section IX totals the expenditures and examines the ratio between litigation expense payments and net compensation
Costs of asbestos litigation by Rand Corporation( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines the money spent to resolve asbestos-related injury lawsuits: who pays it, who receives it, and for what purposes. After sketching the tangled context in which spending occurs for asbestos product liability litigation in the introduction, subsequent sections analyze the actual costs incurred by plaintiffs, defendants, and insurers in the course of processing asbestos suits to resolution. The analysis focuses on net compensation (money received by injured persons after deducting litigation expenses), and on defense and plaintiff expenses (money paid to operate the legal and insurance systems through which society decides who should receive how much compensation and arranges for actual payment). Finally, the authors total the expenditures and examine the ratio between litigation expense payments and net compensation (the "overhead" costs incurred in generating one dollar in payment to an injured person)
Costs of the civil justice system : court expenditures for processing tort cases by James S Kakalik( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report deals with government expenditures for processing tort cases, drawing on available data from federal and state agencies. Section II presents data on average judge-time expended per tort cases filed, followed by data on the total government expenditure per judge in Sec. III. The average government expenditure per tort case filed is calculated in Sec. IV by multiplying the judge-time per case times the total government expenditure for all types of personnel combined and other resources used per judge-minute. Finally, Sec. V estimates the nationwide total annual government expenditure for processing tort cases
Costs and compensation paid in aviation accident litigation( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a review of more than 2,000 U.S. airline aviation accident death cases from 1970 to 1984, this report describes the characteristics of the decedents and compares the compensation paid to their survivors with the levels of economic loss they suffered. The study found that the plaintiffs received 71 percent in net compensation, and 29 percent went for transactions costs. The findings indicate that airline accident litigation has higher transactions costs, but a lower ratio of transactions costs to total expenditures than tort litigation in general
Special-purpose public police by James S Kakalik( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Services for handicapped youth : a program overview by Rand Corporation( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented is the Rand Corporation's cross-agency evaluation of government programs which serve approximately 9 million mentally or physically handicapped youth aged 0 to 21 years. Programs are grouped into areas by the five types of agencies administering them: health, education, welfare, vocational rehabilitation, and mental health and retardation. Services provided are said to include prevention, identification, direction to service providers, counseling, medical treatment, education, special training, vocational training, job placement, creation and provision of special aids or equipment, recreation and social activity, personal care, income maintenance, training of personnel, construction of facilities, and research and development. It is reported that nearly 5 billion dollars are spent annually on services for the handicapped. Provided is a descriptive overview of the population of handicapped youth, the structure and functioning of the service delivery system, current state and Federal service programs, and resources devoted to various categories of handicapped youth. Identified are major problems of the present service system, both in the services delivery systems and in the institutional structure of the programs. Noted are recent expansions of federal, state, and local government service programs and expenditures. Discussed are major problems such as inequities of services, gaps in service, insufficient knowledge, inadequate or deficient control, and insufficiency of resources. (Author/DB)
Mental health and mental retardation services in Nevada by Rand Corporation( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summarized are the findings and recommendations of a 2-year study of all major services and service delivery systems in Nevada for persons with mental health disorders, mentally retarded persons, and abusers of alcohol and other drugs. Considered are the following areas of basic service needs: prevention of the mentally handicapping conditions, identification of the mental handicaps, direction to appropriate service providers, special education, treatment for mental health disorders, developmental training and other services to ameliorate the effects of mental retardation, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, medical care, vocational services, residential care, and income assistance. Described is the research strategy which involved taking a comprehensive view of the service system and the population served, estimating the size and service needs of the mentally handicapped population, and analyzing the characteristics of all Nevada service programs for meeting those needs. Considered are the objectives of participants in the service system and dimensions on which to measure progress toward the objectives. Described are problems with the current service systems, and presented are recommendations for resolving those problems, such as the following: allocate special education funds by specific handicap and enforce current standards, establish rehabilitation houses for rural alcohol and drug abusers, provide vocational education for emotionally disturbed youth, and establish health and developmental screening of new school enrollees. The 71 recommendations are presented in tabular form by degree of change needed and by area of basic service need. (Im)
Averting gridlock : strategies for reducing civil delay in the Los Angeles Superior Court by James S Kakalik( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delay in the disposition of civil cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court is a severe problem. Litigants who want a jury trial must now typically wait five years from the time they file their cases for the trials to begin. Time to disposition is much longer in Los Angeles than in the typical urban court and much longer than the two-year time standard. Court judges and administrators have long recognized the delay problem and have been working hard to find ways to speed the disposition of civil cases. Despite their efforts, the delay problem has persisted and has worsened in recent years. This analysis explored the major possible explanations for the current long times to disposition in the Los Angeles Superior Court. The authors show that the causes of civil delay are multiple and complex, but largely result from three factors: the demand for court services exceeds the supply of judicial officers; the court could manage individual cases and court personnel more effectively; and litigants and their lawyers are, in some instances, delaying the disposition of cases
The Cost of special education : summary of study findings( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the findings of a RAND study of the cost of special education and related services for handicapped children, using information from a national survey taken in 1977-1978. Sections II and III, respectively, describe the selection of a nationally representative sample and the data collection and analysis methods. Section IV discusses personnel salaries and work-years. Section V summarizes the educational placements and age levels of handicapped students served. Sections VI to XVII discuss the estimated costs of various types of special education and related services. Sections XVIII to XXI summarize the estimated total and added costs of special education and related services, as well as cost-weighting factors. Finally, Sec. XXII presents the variation in the total cost of special education by size of school district enrollment. A full, detailed description of the analyses and findings appears in N-1792
The cost of special education( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategies for reducing civil delay in the Los Angeles Superior Court : technical appendixes by James S Kakalik( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Note contains the technical appendixes to R-3762, which presents findings about the causes of civil case delay in the Los Angeles Superior Court and proposes strategies for attacking the problem. These appendixes include more detailed analyses and additional new data from surveys of lawyers, judges, the Register of Actions, cases that reached the mandatory settlement conference stage, and cases that were tried. Individual appendixes contain information on causes of delay, on the flow of cases through the court system, on end-stage civil cases and lawyers, on the characteristics of cases that have mandatory settlement conferences and on factors influencing the decision to settle or go to trial, and on the characteristics of civil trials. A final appendix presents the authors' analyses of judge time and government expenditures to process civil cases
 
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An evaluation of mediation and early neutral evaluation under the Civil Justice Reform Act
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Kakalik, J. S.

Kakalik, J. S. (James Steven)

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