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Why the bail system should continue to be used

Some criminal justice analysts contend that bail should be discontinued and wealth should have no impact on a defendant's ability to be allowed out of jail before trial. Others argue that the financial status of defendants and their families indicates their ties to the community and how likely they are to be a flight risk. Do you believe that the use of bail should be continued? Support your answer with a rationale. In your answer, discuss the factors that determine the bail amount and discuss whether a defendant should be eligible for bail or not.

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This discussion conveys my personal opinion, and you may wish to take another approach based on your personal opinion.

The bail system should remain in place. The primary reason for my position is the defendant's presumed innocence until proved guilty. Our entire criminal law system is based on this presumption. Accordingly, there are certain additional considerations to be made when issuing a ...

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The expert determines why the bail system should continue to be used.