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Analyzing Bond Supervision Survey Data: The Effects of Pretrial Detention on Self-Reported Outcomes

Volume 82 Number 2
September 2018

Increasing attention is being paid to the length of time people at the pretrial stage of case processing spend in jail. Studies have begun to examine what if any effect the length of time spent in jail before trial has on both criminal justice and non-criminal justice outcomes. The authors use self-report survey data from a sample of individuals who had been arrested, booked into jail, released, and then assigned to test relationships between length of time in pretrial detention and several outcomes.