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Bondsman or Bail Agent

  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Bail is the means by which the U.S. criminal justice system permits the release of a defendant from custody while ensuring his appearance at all required court proceedings. Bail (from the French bailler, to deliver) is the legacy of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence ...

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