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

Author: Samuel Walker
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials. Taming the System is a history of the forty-year effort to control the discretion. It examines the discretion problem from theinitial ""discovery"" of the phenomenon by the American Bar Foundation in the 1950s through to the most recent evaluation research on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, Samuel.
Taming the System : The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950-1990.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1993
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Walker
ISBN: 9781601299017 160129901X
OCLC Number: 935260857
Description: 1 online resource (202 pages)
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.

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It is a truism that the administration of criminal justice consists of a series of discretionary decisions by police, prosecutors, judges, and other officials. Taming the System is a history of the forty-year effort to control the discretion. It examines the discretion problem from theinitial ""discovery"" of the phenomenon by the American Bar Foundation in the 1950s through to the most recent evaluation research on reform measures. Of enormous value to scholars, reformers, and criminal justice professionals, this book approaches the discretion problem through a detailedexamination of four de.

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