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NCJ Number: 121680 Find in a Library
Title: Bail and Judicial Discretion in the District of Columbia
Journal: Sociology and Social Research  Volume:74  Issue:1  Dated:(October 1989)  Pages:40-45
Author(s): C Albonetti
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research is two-fold in purpose; first, the research estimates a model of judicial discretion to impose financial conditions on pretrial release, and second, the study explores the presence of sample selection bias in model specification.
Abstract: To address the first concern, the author specifies a model of bail decision making that is informed by legislative enactments and Supreme Court decisions defining the legal function of bail in the United States and research findings of the determinants of bail outcome. To pursue the second concern, the author relies on Heckman's (1979, 1976) model of selection bias. 6 notes, 35 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Bail/Financial Release
Index Term(s): Bail discrimination; District of Columbia; Judicial discretion
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