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NCJ Number: 30859 Find in a Library
Title: DISCRETION, EXCHANGE AND SOCIAL CONTROL - BAIL BONDSMEN IN CRIMINAL COURTS
Journal: LAW AND SOCIETY REVIEW  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:(SUMMER 1975)  Pages:639-674
Author(s): F DILL
Corporate Author: University of Denver
College of Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: University of Denver
Denver, CO 80204
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STUDY OF THE WORKINGS OF THE FINANCIAL BAIL SYSTEM BASED ON OBSERVATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF BAIL BONDSMEN IN THE CRIMINAL COURTS OF TWO CITIES IN THE SAME WESTERN STATE.
Abstract: STUDY EXAMINES HOW THE BAIL SYSTEM LINKS THE BUSINESS INTERESTS OF THE BONDSMEN WITH THE ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF CRIMINAL COURT OPERATIONS. IT ALSO REVIEWS CRITICISMS OF THE BAIL SYSTEM AND EXAMINES WHY THE SYSTEM HAS RETAINED ITS HISTORIC IMPORTANCE IN THE SCHEME OF AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE DESPITE MORE THAN A DECADE OF EFFORT TO REPLACE IT WITH MORE RATIONAL AND EQUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS.
Index Term(s): Bail bonds; Bail bondsmen
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