The Construction of Pretrial Release Decision Guidelines in the Courts

  • John S. Goldkamp
  • Michael R. Gottfredson
  • Peter R. Jones
  • Doris Weiland
Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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Notes

  1. 3.
    For a detailed review, see Beeley (1927); Foote (1954); Goldfarb (1967); Thomas (1976); NAPSA (1978); Goldkamp (1979); Goldkamp and Gottfredson (1985).Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Goldkamp
    • 1
  • Michael R. Gottfredson
    • 2
  • Peter R. Jones
    • 1
  • Doris Weiland
    • 3
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Crime and Justice Research InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

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