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Exercise 1: Bail in Different Systems
Source materials for the following questions will be found in Phillip Reichel's Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Chapter 1.
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Subject: cjexercise - bail
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Try to answer in 25 words or so. Make each answer integral, so that I can read it without reference to the exercise or the question itself.
- Reichel uses the term "American" in this text. Why does that matter? And how does he explain it? (p.3)
- What tension necessarily arises between the individual and the community when an arrest occurs? (p.13)
- Reichel describes different ways of handling "bail," one of the resolutions to this problem? What is the major social issue raised by different approaches to bail? (pp. 20-21)
- What primary purpose does classification serve, according to Reichel? And is it definitive?