The Influence of Extralegal Factors on Bail Decisions
As various issues within the criminal justice system have been brought to light over the past few decades, the bail system and its process were deemed significant. Although there is a systemic legal process required for judges to follow when making bail decisions on behalf of criminal defendants, there are still gaps in explanations to the discrepancies in bail-setting decisions. This study focuses on determining the influence that race and gender have on bail outcomes. The results from the content analysis of local cases with set bail are presented.
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice and Security Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"The Influence of Extralegal Factors on Bail Decisions" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2491.