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What ways do crime control model advocates approach bail differently than do backers of due process model?

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Crime control model advocates approach bail with a "tough on crime" approach that many argue essentially translates into a "tough on poor people" approach, as folks with low incomes are unable to be bailed out of jail, while people with higher incomes and greater social standing can afford to pay their bail. This model leads to a system that essentially punishes people for being poor. Nationwide, 62% of people incarcerated in jails are being held because they are simply too poor to be able to pay their bail. Crime control advocates, who push for greater policing and tougher laws as an answer to societal safety, are interested in continuing this system, in which bail is often too high for people to afford or, in some cases, is not offered at all. This model punishes the poor and does not respect due process or the humanity of people charged with criminal offenses.

Due process model advocates are interested in respecting the due process of people charged with a crime through either setting...

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