History and Government Faculty Publications

Title

Initial Appearance

Document Type

Encyclopedia Entry

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

The initial appearance is a formal stage in the criminal justice process, whereby a defendant is brought before a court of law. This entry explains the purposes of the initial appearance, the difference between an initial appearance and an arraignment, and various implications regarding the timing of the hearing.

Keywords

Criminology, criminal justice, arraignment, arrest, bail, indictment, preliminary hearing

Comments

In Jay S. Albanese, (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.


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