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Taming the system : the control of discretion in criminal justice, 1950-1990

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Traces the history of attempts since the 1950s to control the discretionary powers in the US criminal justice system. The author synthesizes the findings of a large body of literature for the benefit of practitioners and interested students of the criminal justice system.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, Samuel, 1942-
Taming the system.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(DLC) 92020014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Walker
ISBN: 1423735579 9781423735571 160129901X 9781601299017 019536015X 9780195360158 9780195078206 0195078209 128044312X 9781280443121
OCLC Number: 228117735
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 191 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Discretion and Its Discontents; 2. Police Discretion; 3. The Two Bail Reform Movements; 4. The Plea-Bargaining Problem; 5. Sentencing Reform; 6. A System Tamed? An Interim Report on the Control of Discretion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Responsibility: Samuel Walker.

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Traces the history of attempts since the 1950s to control the discretionary powers in the US criminal justice system. The author synthesizes the findings of a large body of literature for the benefit of practitioners and interested students of the criminal justice system.

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