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Consideration of Alternative Decisionmaking Models

  • John S. Goldkamp
  • Michael R. Gottfredson
  • Peter R. Jones
  • Doris Weiland
Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Abstract

In each court, descriptive research and group discussions led to the next, more difficult step of trying to devise decision guidelines helpful in establishing an overall policy and as a day-to-day decisionmaking tool. Defining the task in general terms was straightforward: The goal was to devise a decisionmaking aid that would incorporate the particular court’s policy aims, that would bring together key pieces of information relating to defendants and to their cases, and that would point to preferred decisions for usual kinds of cases. Arriving at a specific product for each of the three court systems, however, meant addressing a number of important policy and practical questions.

Keywords

Past Practice Pretrial Detention Seriousness Dimension Maricopa County Guideline Model 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    See Gottfredson (1987).Google Scholar
  2. 3.
    Parameter estimates from logit analysis were divided by a constant and were rounded to form “points” for scoring defendants.Google Scholar
  3. 5.
    See Gottfredson et al. (1978); Gottfredson and Gottfredson (1986); Gottfredson and Gottfredson (1988).Google Scholar
  4. 6.
    See Foote (1954).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Goldkamp
    • 1
  • Michael R. Gottfredson
    • 2
  • Peter R. Jones
    • 1
  • Doris Weiland
    • 3
  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Crime and Justice Research InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

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