A Review of Cases Handled by Summons Court Before the 1980 Decentralization


This 1980 report studies the nature and volume of cases filed and disposed by the Universal Summons Court at 346 Broadway. Two scheduled events necessitated it; 1) a major reduction of the caseload of Summons Court in March, 1980 due to the transfer of peddler-related cases to the Environmental Control Board and 2) the decentralization of 346 Broadway on April, 1980, which would entail the transfer of remaining summonsable offenses back to criminal courts in individual boroughs.