House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Capital punishment | Criminal records | Expunged criminal records | Indigent criminal defense | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 c868
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,215 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the provisions in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure whereby indigent defendants are provided with counsel appointed by the Court. Special emphasis shall be placed on the determination of the relative effectiveness of appointed counsel versus retained counsel and the fees paid to appointed attorneys throughout the state as prescribed by the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2. A study of the statutes in Texas which provide the death penalty for crimes with singular emphasis on any recommendations for changes which may be necessary to avoid successful constitutional challenges to the Texas penalty.
3. A study of the probationary systems and services in the State with particular emphasis on the variations thereof and recommendations as to the extent and desirability of statewide uniformity.
4. A study of the methodology by which criminal records are compiled, kept, disseminated and expunged by the various law enforcement agencies of the State and local government.
5. Study the administration and operations of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles with recommendations as to necessary changes, if any, therein.

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