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NCJ Number: 155842 Find in a Library
Title: Personal Liberty and Community Safety: Pretrial Release in the Criminal Court
Author(s): J S Goldkamp; M R Gottfredson; P R Jones; D Weiland
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 366
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Publication Number: ISBN 0-306-44879-3
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses an initiative undertaken by courts in Boston, Miami, and Phoenix to examine pretrial release decisionmaking and to develop policy about the use of pretrial discretion.
Abstract: The study addresses issues concerning the central judicial role in pretrial release and detention. The first section of the book introduces the issues and problems at the core of the judicial exercise of pretrial release decisionmaking in the U.S. The second section outlines the court systems in the three jurisdictions included in the research. In the third section, the authors review the construction of the pretrial decision guidelines that were implemented at each of the three sites and estimate the effect those guidelines would have if successfully executed. The final sections describe the initial effects of the guidelines in each of the cities and integrate findings to draw conclusions about the promise of the self-help guidelines strategy as a resource for the judicial reform of pretrial release. Chapter notes, 1 appendix, and 92 references
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Arizona; Corrections; Decisionmaking; Florida; Judicial discretion; Massachusetts; Pretrial release
Note: The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice
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