Personal Liberty and Community Safety: Pretrial Release in the Criminal Court

Personal Liberty and Community Safety: Pretrial Release in the Criminal Court

by John S. Goldkamp, Michael R. Gottfredson, Peter R. Jones, Doris Weiland
     
 

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In this enlightening study, the authors implement a unique research approach to offer a greater understanding of policy reform of pretrial release and detention practices in the criminal courts in Boston, Miami, and Phoenix.

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In this enlightening study, the authors implement a unique research approach to offer a greater understanding of policy reform of pretrial release and detention practices in the criminal courts in Boston, Miami, and Phoenix.

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'A catalyst for moving decision makers away from traditionally held concepts regarding bail, release and detention and toward more rational and better managed procedures.'
from the Foreword by Timothy J. Murray, Director, Office of Substance Abuse Control for Metropolitan Dade County, Florida
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Describes the authors' attempts to involve research in a process of examination and policy reform of pretrial release and detention practices in the criminal courts in Boston, Miami, and Phoenix. An important aim was to understand better the role of judicial discretion in problems related to pretrial release and detention, and the research documents the uneven nature of judicial decisionmaking. A theme across the jurisdictions and decisionmakers studied was that, to a notable extent, decisionmaking could not be explained and seemed partly random in nature and effect. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461357360
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/30/2013
Series:
The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

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