Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950-1990

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Index
Abolition
of discretion, 16-17, 114, 122, 123, 125, 150
of parole, 122-123, 139-141
of plea bargaining, 93-97, 102, 108, 148
Accreditation, 19, 28, 51, 113, 154
ACLU. SeeAmerican Civil Liberties Union
Administrative rulemaking, 17-18, 23 and police, 27-33
Adult Authority, 119, 127
Adversarial process, 88
African-Americans. SeeRace
Agnew, Spiro, 85, 93
Alaska, 94-97, 99, 102, 138, 148
Alcohol abuse, 10
Allen, Francis, 113, 114
Alpert, Geoffrey, 42
Alschuler, Albert, 93
American Bar Association, 7, 11, 91
Commission on Organized Crime, 7 Standards,11, 91
American Bar Foundation Survey of Criminal Justice, 6-10, 56, 125, 142, 146, 150
American Civil Liberties Union, 51
American Correctional Association, 121
American Friends Service Committee, 16, 114
American Law Institute, 11, 27, 91
Anglo-American legal tradition, 55
Appeal, right to, 106
Arrest,10
Arrest
avoidance of, 34
discretion in, 4, 11, 23-24, 25, 39-41, 53, 61, 118, 121, 154
dismissal of, 89, 90, 97
mandatory, 35-39
persons on bail, 61, 62, 74, 78-79
quality of, 49
and race, 40-41, 85
sweep, 9
Assault, 72, 90, 92, 99, 106
Atlanta, 89
Attica, 115
Attorney, right to. SeeCounsel: right to
Attorney General's Conference on Poverty and the Administration of Justice, 64
Attrition, of cases, 82-83, 86, 89, 97- 98, 100
Augustus, John, 116
Bail, 12, 14, 17, 54-80, 87, 105, 108, 147, 149, 151, 152, 155. See also Failure to appear; Preventive detention
conditions of release, 57
constitutional right to, 55-56, 77, 79, 147
money, 56, 57, 64-65, 69, 72, 78
reform, 54-80
release on recognizance, 60, 64-67, 70, 71, 76, 147, 155
schedules, 57, 64, 66

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - Discretion and Its Discontents 3
  • 2 - Police Discretion 21
  • Conclusions 52
  • 3 - The Two Bail Reform Movements 54
  • Conclusions 79
  • 4 - The Plea-Bargaining Problem 81
  • Conclusions 108
  • 5 - Sentencing Reform 112
  • Conclusions 141
  • 6 - A System Tamed? an Interim Report on the Control of Discretion 145
  • Conclusion 156
  • Notes 157
  • Index 185
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