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NCJ Number: 120772 Find in a Library
Title: Remand Decisions in Brighton and Bournemouth
Author(s): P Morgan; R Pearce
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Planning Unit
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London. SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86252-433-4
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Factors affecting decisions about whether to detain criminal defendants or release them on bail in England were examined using data from the Brighton and Bournemouth courts in 1986.
Abstract: Findings showed that those at high risk of custody were those who had previously failed to appear in court after being released on bail, those who had been charged with a further offense while on bail, and those with no fixed residence. The majority of defendants did not have these high-risk factors, however. For them, the type of offense seemed to be the most important factor in the decision regarding detention. Of the four offense groups studied, a charge of burglary involved the highest risk and a charge of theft the least risk of custody. Figures, tables, one reference, and list of Home Office research reports.
Main Term(s): Pretrial detention
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; England; Judicial discretion; Pretrial release
Note: Research and Planning Unit Paper 53
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