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  NCJ Number: NCJ 214994     Find in a Library
  Title: Pretrial Release of Felony Defendants in State Courts
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Thomas H Cohen Ph.D. ; Brian A Reaves Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 11/2007
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents findings on the pretrial release phase of the criminal justice process using data collected from a representative sample of felony cases filed in the 75 largest U.S. counties in May during even-numbered years from 1990 to 2004.
  Abstract: The report includes trends on pretrial release rates and the types of release used. Pretrial release rates are compared by arrest offense, demographic characteristics, and criminal history. Characteristics of released and detained defendants are also presented. Rates of pretrial misconduct including failure to appear and rearrest are presented by type of release, demographic characteristics, and criminal history. Highlights include the following: (1) about 3 in 5 felony defendants in the 75 largest counties were released prior to the disposition of their case; (2) surety bond surpassed release on recognizance in 1998 as the most common type of pretrial release; and (3) defendants on financial release were more likely to make all scheduled court appearances. Tables and figures
  Main Term(s): State courts ; Pretrial release
  Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Felony ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Felony courts ; Recidivism statistics
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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