The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System

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The Courts in Our Criminal Justice System The bail system
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What is the Bail System? Bail is a unique guarantee system by which the courts try to ensure that defendants will show up for their trials by forcing them to deposit money or other collateral with the courts in exchange for release before trial.
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The Manhattan Bail Project The project’s goals were to determine if those who could not meet the financial requirements for bail (i.e., they were granted bail but were too poor to post bond) could be depended upon to return without putting up bail. the project found that, with proper screening, almost all defendants showed up for trial. This finding was instrumental in initiating the Bail Reform Act of 1966, which declared that defendants in federal cases should be entitled to bail whenever possible
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Types of bail fully secured bail: accused person deposits with the court either the full bail amount or property privately secured bail or surety bail
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