The Construction of Pretrial Release Decision Guidelines in the Courts
Although it is true that the general model of decision guidelines chosen by each of the judiciaries for further development was essentially the same—a decision matrix defined by a charge-seriousness and defendant-risk dimension—the processes leading to these selections were independent and were shaped by the local concerns of each of the courts. In this section, we briefly describe the special rationales that shaped the choice of a decision guidelines format for pretrial release at each location.
KeywordsPretrial Detention Dade County Maricopa County Pretrial Release Condition Condition Condition
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