n Mousaion - Managing court records : a survey of records-keeping practices in selected countries
|Article Title||Managing court records : a survey of records-keeping practices in selected countries|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Author||Lorato Motsaathebe and Nathan Mnjama|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||132 - 153|
|Keyword(s)||Court records and Records management|
Purpose: To review issues influencing the management of court records in certain countries.
Design / methodology. Recent literature on the management of court records in conjunction with the author's research into the management of court records in Botswana.
Findings: Concludes that, in the past, the management of court records in the countries surveyed has been problematic. However, new initiatives - including the introduction of electronic record-keeping systems - have been implemented and are now proving their worth.
Practical implications. Effective management of court records is crucial to the administration of justice and there is a need to pay closer attention to the management of court records.
Originality value: This paper brings together issues that have been researched by other researchers and provides an overview of court record-keeping practices in developing countries in Africa, Singapore and South America.
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