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NCJ Number: 31124 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINALS BELONG IN JAIL
Journal: WASHINGTON MONTHLY  Issue:11  Dated:( (JANUARY 1976)  Pages:5-16 AND 17-21
Author(s): T BETHELL
Corporate Author: Washington Monthly Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Washington Monthly Co
Washington, DC 20009
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE BAIL REFORM ACT AND PRETRIAL RELEASE PROCEDURES ARE CALLED INTO QUESTION BY THE PRESENTATION OF A NUMBER OF CASE STUDIES IN WHICH OFFENDERS WHO COMMITTED HEINOUS CRIMES WERE RELEASED ON PERSONAL RECOGNIZANCE.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR WOULD PREFER THAT WE ADOPT THE BRITISH PHILOSOPHY, WHICH CLAPS ACCUSED FELONS IN JAIL BEFORE TRIAL. HE FURTHER LIKENS MODERN DAY FELONS TO THE HIGHWAYMEN OF YORE ABOUT WHOM BOSWELL RECALLS A CONVERSATION IN THE 'LIFE OF JOHNSON' CONCERNING WHETHER IT WAS RIGHT TO SHOOT A HIGHWAYMAN ON SIGHT OR TO HANG HIM LATER.
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Critiques; Detention; Offenders; Pretrial release; Punishment; Release on recognizance
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