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BEHIND THE CURTAIN: A QUANTITATIVE EXAMINATION OF FACTORS CONSIDERED BY JUDICIAL COMMISSIONERS IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OF RISK OF FLIGHT AND AMOUNT OF BAIL

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dc.contributor.advisor Hinote, Brian en_US
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez, Gerardo Alejandro en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-02T18:56:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-02T18:56:59Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11-14 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/3612
dc.description.abstract Rutherford County, Tennessee was sued in 2008 for setting bail that was based only on the charged offense and based on an antiquated preset bail schedule. As part of a settlement agreement, judicial commissioners promised to stop the practice and set bail only after considering all the factors predictive of nonappearance per state law and to keep a record of questions and responses. A random sample of questionnaires from 2012 was selected and various parametric and nonparametric statistical tests were conducted to check on the promise. Results indicated that Rutherford County judicial commissioners continue to set bail based primarily on the charged offense and consistent with the preset bail schedule previously used, in violation of the settlement agreement. Possible reasons for why this practice continues despite assurances to the contrary and recommendations for the future are made. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject Bail en_US
dc.subject Bail Bondsman en_US
dc.subject Bond en_US
dc.subject Crime en_US
dc.subject Risk of Flight en_US
dc.subject Social Bonding en_US
dc.title BEHIND THE CURTAIN: A QUANTITATIVE EXAMINATION OF FACTORS CONSIDERED BY JUDICIAL COMMISSIONERS IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE IN DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OF RISK OF FLIGHT AND AMOUNT OF BAIL en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Eller, Jackie en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Dye, Meredith en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject.umi Sociology en_US
dc.subject.umi Law en_US
dc.subject.umi Statistics en_US
dc.description.degree M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sociology en_US


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