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Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System
 

Punishing Poverty: How Bail and Pretrial Detention Fuel Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Scott-Hayward, Christine S.
By Fradella, Henry F.

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Most people in jail have not been convicted of a crime. Instead, they have been accused of a crime and cannot afford to post the bail amount to guarantee their freedom until trial. Punishing Poverty examines how the current system of pretrial release detains hundreds of thousands... of defendants awaiting trial. Tracing the historical antecedents of the U.S. bail system, with particular attention to the failures of bail reform efforts in the mid to late twentieth century, the authors describe the painful social and economic impact of contemporary bail decisions. As the first book-length treatment on how bail reproduces racial and economic inequality throughout the criminal justice system, the book explores reform efforts as jurisdictions begin to move away from money bail systems and the attempts of the bail bond industry to combat reform. Accessibly written, Punishing Poverty gives a succinct overview of the role of pretrial detention in fueling mass incarceration and is essential reading for researchers and reformers alike.
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ISBN 9780520298316
Released NZ 15 Aug 2019
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780520298316
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Aug 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Scott-Hayward, Christine S.
By Fradella, Henry F.
Category Social Classes
Penology & Punishment
Criminal Law
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 345.73072
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bail - United States, Arrest - United States, Equality - United States, Criminal justice, Administration of - United States
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade

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