Algorithms and Numbers: Technology is Gradually Changing Bail Bonds


One of the responsibilities of being a judge is deciding whether a suspected criminal should be allowed to post bail. A crucial part of this decision is deciding just how much the bail amount should be. As a Santa Ana bail bonds surety provider might tell you, the judge will consider a range of factors to arrive at this figure, including criminal history, stature in the community, and financial capacity, to name just a few.

At the end of the day, however, such a determination is still, in effect, an educated guess. That is, the judge looks at the facts available to the court and makes the best decision based on that data. As such, the process is neither foolproof nor infallible.

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