Case Study - Hamilton County Judges

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Hamilton County Judges Report Created by: Crystal Dodd Section 009 Hamilton County judges try thousands of cases per year. In an overwhelming majority of the cases disposed, the verdict stands as rendered. However, some cases are appealed, and of those appealed, some of the cases are reversed. Over a three year period, 182,908 cases were handled by 38 judges in the Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations Court, and Municipal Court. Two of the judges, Dinkelacker and Hogan, did not serve in the same court for the entire three year period. The purpose of this report is so that we can evaluate the performance of the judges. Appeals are often the result of mistakes made by judges, and we want to know which judges were doing a good…show more content…
Out of 1,762 cases, 199 of them were reversed. By taking the total number of reversed cases and dividing that number by the total number of appealed cases, then I get the probability of reversal. In this court, the probability of reversal is 0.11293. I multiplied that number by 100 to get the percentage. So, about 11.29% of appealed cases are reversed. Domestic Relations Court Total Cases: 30499 Appealed Reversed Total 106 17 Probablility 0.003475524 0.160377358 Percentage 0.347552379 16.03773585 The above table shows the probability of cases being appealed and reversed in the Domestic Relations Court. Out of 30,499 cases, 106 of them were appealed. By taking the total number of appealed cases and dividing that by the total number of cases disposed in the court, then I get the probability of appeals. In this case, the probability of appeal is 0.003475. I multiplied that number by 100 to get the percentage. So, 0.3475% of cases in the Domestic Relations Court were appealed. Out of the 106 appealed cases, 17 of them were reversed. By taking the total number of reversed cases and dividing that number by the total number of appealed cases, then I get the probability of reversal. In this court the probability of reversal is 0.1604. By multiplying that number by 100, I got the percentage. So, 16.04% of appealed cases where reversed. Municipal Court Total Cases: 94503 Appealed Reversed Total 423 94 Probability
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