The central argument of this article is that where a transient college student is arrested financial bail is seldom necessary to assure the defendant's presence in court. However, in such a case financial bail is almost always required by the court, since in the area of bail, as with other criminal law problems, the pragmatic exigencies of the traditional American criminal law system place a heavy burden on any transient to realize the same protections, privileges, and rights provided the indigenous population.' The principal objective of this article is to describe an alternative to the financial bail system for the arrested transient college student.


Symposium on School Law - 1971 - A Survey