Punishing poverty: how bail and pretrial detention fuel inequalities in the criminal justice system

The origins and history of the bail in the common law tradition -- Pretrial release and detention outcomes -- The problems with risk-assessment based bail determinations -- The impact of pretrial detention -- The path forward.

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Main Author: Scott-Hayward, Christine S. (Author)
Other Authors: Fradella, Henry F. (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Oakland, California University of California Press [2019]
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Summary:The origins and history of the bail in the common law tradition -- Pretrial release and detention outcomes -- The problems with risk-assessment based bail determinations -- The impact of pretrial detention -- The path forward.
"This book examines the current system of pretrial release in the United States and argues that its reliance on cash bail has led to extremely high rates of pretrial detention, particularly of the poor. The book reviews the history, purpose, and structure of bail systems in the United States, paying particular attention to jurisdictions that have moved from a cash-bail system to a system based on risk. The book synthesizes the current research on bail and discusses the social and economic consequences of pretrial detention. In addition, it explores the role of commercial bond, the development of community bail funds, and the use of pretrial risk assessment. The authors critique current bail reform efforts, pointing out the strengths and drawbacks of numerous suggestions that might improve pretrial justice processes while simultaneously reducing socioeconomic inequalities in bail and pretrial detention outcomes"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:viii, 300 Seiten
ISBN:9780520298316
9780520298309