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Gendered Bail?: Analyzing Bail Outcomes from an Ontario Courthouse

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dc.contributor.advisor Yule, Carolyn Schumann, Rachel 2013-05-15T14:20:54Z 2013-05-15T14:20:54Z 2013-05 2013-05-08 2013-05-15
dc.description.abstract The relationship between gender and bail is an important yet understudied area of research. Studies that have found a relationship between gender and bail generally overlook important differences that shape how men and women enter into crime and the types of conditions imposed on their recognisances. This study utilizes 115 bail cases from the Provincial Courthouse in Kitchener, ON to examine the effect of accused gender on bail outcome. Results show that accused gender did influence decisions to grant or deny bail. While almost all accused persons required a surety and/or bail conditions to be released, the regression analysis suggests that women were more likely to be released compared to men. Based on the deep sample exploratory analysis, gender differences emerged around issues of mental health and drug use. Theoretical and policy implications from this study are discussed as are avenues for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject bail en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject pre-trial custody en_US
dc.subject accused rights en_US
dc.subject release en_US
dc.subject risk management en_US
dc.subject risk aversion en_US
dc.subject governmentality en_US
dc.subject risk en_US
dc.subject gendered risk en_US
dc.subject Ontario en_US
dc.subject remand en_US
dc.subject judicial decision-making en_US
dc.title Gendered Bail?: Analyzing Bail Outcomes from an Ontario Courthouse en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Political Science en_US
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