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Please Assist with this Survey: The Communication of Pretrial Risk to Judges and Other Legal Actors

Colleagues, please take the time to assist with this MacArthur Foundation-funded survey out of NC State. The purpose of this research study is to survey pretrial actors (e.g., judges, prosecutors, pretrial services staff) to understand the decisions they make about releasing versus detaining a person who is awaiting trial. If you agree to participate in this study, we will ask that you read a brief case description and answer series of questions. In total, the study should take about 15 minutes. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Eligibility: You are eligible to participate in this study if you are at least 18 years of age, reside in the United States, and be currently or formerly employed in a position working with pretrial cases (e.g., lawyer, magistrate, judge, pretrial services).

You can access the survey here:

This study is funded by the MacArthur Foundation. All study procedures have been approved by the North Carolina State University Institutional Review Board (IRB# 22348).

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah L. Desmarais,

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