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The Two Bail Reform Movements

Samuel Walker

in Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950–1990

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Two bail reform movements are presented in this chapter. The first concerns the national bail reform movement that emerged in the 1960s, emphasizing justice for the poor and seeking to reduce ... More


The Plea-Bargaining Problem

Samuel Walker

in Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950–1990

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Plea bargaining is often confronted with several criticisms and these are presented at the beginning of this chapter. However, the chapter emphasizes that plea bargaining should not be considered as ... More


Sentencing Reform

Samuel Walker

in Taming the System: The Control of Discretion in Criminal Justice, 1950–1990

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195078206
eISBN:
9780199854202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078206.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Unlike in other parts of the criminal process where discretion is not acknowledged, in sentencing discretion is eminently visible and is celebrated as the cornerstone of sentencing policy. This ... More


Haunted by Miscegenation

Rosa Linda Fregoso

in meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229976
eISBN:
9780520937284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229976.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is concerned with the “Mexicanist presence” found in the narratives of silent moviemakers. It investigates the interweaving of racial formation processes in cinema in the history of ... More


Port Automation and Control of the Dock Labor Process

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The growing regulation of the dock labor force underscored the conditions that set the struggle for control of the waterfront labor process in the 1950s. This process severely reduced the number of ... More


“The Health and Safety of the Nation”

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The strategy of elites and state authorities to respond to the mounting dock labor conflict was shaped in large part by a growing strike wave experienced in the United States during the 1950s. In ... More


Conclusion Class and Power: A View from the Docks

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite the dockworkers' increasing capacity over the years to impose heavy financial losses on shipping elites and political pressure on state and federal authorities, the waterfront rank-and-file ... More


Getting In

Angene Wilson and Jack Wilson

in Voices from the Peace Corps: Fifty Years of Kentucky Volunteers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129754
eISBN:
9780813135687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129754.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Looking back at the experiences of the six volunteers mentioned in the previous chapter, this chapter examines their experiences regarding the application process and how some of them were aided by ... More


Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

James M. Denham

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060491
eISBN:
9780813050638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060491.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book is a narrative history of the operations of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida from its founding in 1962 to the present. The book sets the court in the social, economic, and ... More


Loss of Institutional Memory and the Business of the Legislature

Kathryn A. DePalo

in The Failure of Term Limits in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060484
eISBN:
9780813050744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060484.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What opponents feared most—a detrimental impact on the business of legislating—and the consequences of term limits on the lawmaking process is explored in chapter six. The power of leaders in the ... More


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