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NCJ Number: 92050 Find in a Library
Title: Bail Bondsmen and Criminal Courts
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:8  Issue:2  Dated:(Summer 1983)  Pages:141-156
Author(s): M A Toborg
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 16
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Annotation: Despite frequent criticisms of their activities, bail bondsmen continue to play an important role in the pretrial processing of defendants in most jurisdictions.
Abstract: Bondsmen facilitate the operations of criminal courts, which in turn insure the continued profitability of bondsmen's activities. The durability of bondsmen is analyzed in this article within the context of their symbiotic relationship with criminal courts. An analysis of the factors affecting bondsmen's decisions demonstrates the importance of courts' actions for bondsmen's profitability and suggests that certain 'reform' measures may have unanticipated adverse consequences. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Bail bondsmen; Pretrial procedures
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