Bail Reform in America

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Univ of California Press, Nov 15, 2023 - Social Science - 290 pages
This is a study of major national efforts in the past 15 years to reduce the impact of money, and the lack of it, in determining whether a criminal defendant obtains freedom prior to trial. Thomas offeres the results of a national study on bail reform since its beginning with the Manhattan Bail Project of 1961 and a survey of the major operational changes in the bail system since then.

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1977.
This is a study of major national efforts in the past 15 years to reduce the impact of money, and the lack of it, in determining whether a criminal defendant obtains freedom prior to trial. Thomas offeres the results of a national study on bail reform sin
 

Contents

Felony Detention Rates
2
Selected Felony Offenses
11
Misdemeanor Detention Rates
22
Days to Release
57
Failure to Appear
62
Days To Disposition
40
O R Projects 19651970
14
Pretrial Release Programs and Nonfinancial Releases
35
Conditional Release
41
Deposit Bail Plans
41
The Police Role
41
Bail Schedules Bail Commissioners and Night Courts
41
Pretrial Services Agencies and Diversion Programs
45
The Preventive Detention Issue
49
Present and Future
64
APPENDIX National Bail Study Case Selection Procedures
74

The Call for Change
38
The Federal Bail Reform Act of 1966
41

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