1 - 1 There are six principles that some claim should guide...

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1. There are six principles that some claim should guide bail setting. The first is accused is entitled to be released on his or her own recognizance now I feel that allowing this would be a grave error in that allowing defendants to be released on recognizance would not insure that they would make it to hearings regarding their case or possibly even the trial. It also in some cases would provide defendants an opportunity to take actions that might obstruct the case for example a case involving assault the defendant is released and free to go after victim who would most likely not even be made aware that his/her assailant has been released. The second is nonfinacial alternatives to bail will be used when possible. I again do not agree with this method especially based on the information given there is far too much ambiguity in what might fall under nonfinancial alternatives. It could lead to many people taking advantage of defendant’s positions, which may continue to “punish” defendants for being impoverished. The third is the
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ADM J 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '06 term at Penn State.

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