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A bounty hunter captures fugitives for a monetary reward (bounty). Other names include Cowboy, bail agent, bail enforcement agent, bail officer, fugitive recovery agent, fugitive recovery officer and bail fugitive recovery specialist. A bounty hunter is an individual who seeks out fugitives for a monetary reward. ... Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ... Look up fugitive in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Money (disambiguation). ... A bounty is often offered by a group as an incentive for the accomplishment of a task by someone usually not associated with the group. ...

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Laws regarding bounty hunters in the U.S.

In the United States legal system, the 1873 U.S. Supreme Court case Taylor v. Taintor, 16 Wall (83 U.S. 366, 21 L.Ed. 287), is cited as having established that the person into whose custody an accused is remanded as part of the accused's bail has sweeping rights to recover that person (although this may have been accurate at the time the decision was reached, the portion cited was obiter dicta and has no binding precedential value). Most bounty hunters are employed by a bail bondsman: the bounty hunter is paid a portion of the bail the fugitive initially paid. If the fugitive eludes bail, the bondsman, not the bounty hunter, is responsible for the remainder of the fugitive's bail. 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the... Taylor v. ... The word bail as a legal term means: Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that persons appearance for trial. ... In law, the term dicta is used to refer to a judges statement of legal opinion that is not directly relevant to the case being heard. ... A bail bondsman is any person or corporation which will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court. ...


Thus, the bounty hunter is the bail bondsman's way of ensuring his clients arrive at trial. In the United States, bounty hunters catch an estimated 31,500 bail jumpers per year, about 90% of people who jump bail.[1] Bounty hunters are also sometimes known as "bail enforcement agents" or "fugitive recovery agents," which are the preferred industry and polite terms, but in common speech, they are still called "bounty hunters".


Bounty hunters are sometimes called "skiptracers," but this usage can be misleading. While bounty hunters are often skiptracers as well, skiptracing generally refers to the process of searching for an individual through less direct methods than active pursuit and apprehension, such as private investigators or debt collectors. Skiptracing can also refer to searches related to a civil matter and does not always imply criminal conduct on the part of the individual being traced. Skiptracing is the process of locating a persons whereabouts for any number of purposes. ...


In the United States of America, bounty hunters have varying levels of authority in their duties with regard to their targets, depending on the states they operate in. As opined in Taylor v. Taintor, and barring restrictions applicable state by state, a bounty hunter can enter the fugitive's private property without a warrant in order to execute a re-arrest. In some states, bounty hunters do not undergo any formal training, and are generally unlicensed, only requiring sanction from a bail bondsman to operate. In other states, however, they are held to varying standards of training and licensure. In California, bounty hunters must undergo a background check and complete various courses that satisfy the penal code 1299 requirements.[2] In most states they are prohibited from carrying firearms without proper permits. However, Louisiana requires bounty hunters to wear clothing identifying them as such.[3] In Kentucky, bounty hunting is generally not allowed because the state does not have a system of bail bondsmen, and releases bailed suspects on their own recognizance, thus there is no bondsman with the right to apprehend the fugitive. Generally, only fugitives who have fled bail on federal charges from another state where bounty hunting is legal are allowed to be hunted in Kentucky.[3] In Texas, every bounty hunter is required to be a peace officer, Level III (armed) security officer, or a private investigator.[4] This page deals with property as ownership rights. ... In law, a warrant can mean any authorization. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Firearms redirects here. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... In the broad sense a peace officer is any public sector person charged to uphold the peace. ... A Security Guard or Security Officer is usually a privately-employed person who is paid (directly or through a security firm) to protect property and/or people. ... A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ...


There is always a possibility for a fugitive to make life difficult for a bounty hunter by fleeing to states which restrict some or all parts of the bounty hunter's service.


Bounty hunting and vigilantism

The popular image of bounty hunters may include elements of vigilantism. However, almost all bounty hunters are legally employed by bail bondsmen and operate within established legal limits. Bail bondsmen operate legally in forty-nine states (excluding Kentucky) and have an obligation to the courts to ensure that their clients appear for trial. For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ...


However, there have been various cases of civil rights abuses that have been committed by bounty hunters. The television program 60 Minutes featured a story of a woman who was arrested by bounty hunters who had mistaken her for another individual. [citation needed] This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...


International laws and legal protection

Bounty hunters can also run into problems if a fugitive enters another country. Laws in other nations can be quite different, and taking a fugitive may be considered kidnapping. Noted bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman (star of the TV series Dog the Bounty Hunter) was arrested in Mexico after he apprehended the multi-millionaire rapist and fugitive Andrew Luster.[1] Chapman was later himself declared a fugitive by a Mexican prosecutor and was subsequently arrested in the United States to be extradited back to Mexico even though under Mexico's citizen arrest law, Dog and his crew acted under proper policy and broke no other Mexican laws. Daniel Kear pursued and apprehended Sidney Jaffe at a residence in Canada. Kear was extradited to Canada, and convicted of kidnapping.[5] While the United States Government generally allows the activities of bounty hunters in the United States, the government is not as tolerant of these activities when they cause problems with other sovereign nations. [5] Several bounty hunters have also been arrested for killing a fugitive or apprehending the wrong person, mistaking them for a fugitive.[citation needed] Unlike police officers, they have no legal protections against injuries to non-fugitives and few legal protections against injuries to their targets.[citation needed] Duane Dog Chapman (left) and wife Beth during their visit aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz Duane Lee Dog Chapman ([1] born: February 2, 1953) is an American bounty hunter and bail bondsman who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Dog the Bounty Hunter is a reality television show, chronicling Duane Dog Chapmans operations at his job, Da Kine Bail Bonds in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Andrew Luster Andrew Stuart Luster (b. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ...


Bounty hunters in fiction

In Westerns, bounty hunters are commonly depicted as loners, cynical yet romantic. The first depiction of the occupation in film was Andre de Toth's The Bounty Hunter in 1954 starring Randolph Scott. Steve McQueen played bounty hunter Josh Randall in the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive for three seasons, making him a well known star [6] The series was followed many years later by a film sequel—Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)—in which Rutger Hauer played Nick Randall, Josh Randall’s grandson. McQueen's final film was The Hunter (film) a biography of modern day bounty hunter Ralph Thorsen. The Sergio Leone film For a Few Dollars More with Clint Eastwood was filmed in 1965 with a similar opening to DeToth's film. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Born Sasvrai Farkasfalvi Tothfalusi Toth Endre Anral Mihaly in Makó, Hungary, (then Austria-Hungary), André De Toth (May 15, 1912 - October 27, 2002) was a prolific director who mostly worked in the old Hollywood studio stystem. ... Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American motion picture actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. ... Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an Academy Award-nominated American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool.[1] He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... Rutger Oelsen Hauer (IPA: [rʏtxÉ›r ulsÉ›n hÊŒuÉ›r]) (born in Breukelen, January 23, 1944) is a Dutch film actor. ... The Hunter is a 1980 film directed by Buzz Kulik based the exploits of real-life bounty hunter Ralph Thorson. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... For a Few Dollars More (Italian: Per qualche dollaro in più) is a 1965 spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also plays a supporting role as a secondary villain. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ...


This tradition has been adopted by several action-oriented vehicles of science fiction (inspired by Westerns), with fictional characters like Boba and Jango Fett, Rally Vincent, Spike Spiegel, Samus Aran, Several fictional characters in Cowboy Bebop and Jubal Early. In fact, in the Star Wars universe, there are numerous bounty hunters, though they are sometimes more like mercenaries than bounty hunters. Typically they are shown to work for powerful criminal figures with greater frequency than for the proper authorities. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jango redirects here. ... Gunsmith Cats ) is a series of manga and anime work by Kenichi Sonoda. ... Spike Spiegel as seen in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. ... Samus Aran ), is the fictional protagonist of the Metroid video game series. ... The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... Jubal Early is a character in the episode Objects In Space from the TV show Firefly (which has repeated references to the American Civil War). ... This article is about the series. ... Mercenary (disambiguation). ...


The character Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick is often pursued by bounty hunters in the future. Riddick is captured several times by the bounty hunter Toombs, often leaving the hunter stranded as he escapes from him. Vin Diesel as Riddick. ... The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction / fantasy / thriller film. ...


Author Mike Resnick uses bounty hunters in many of his books. Michael Diamond Resnick (born Chicago, March 5, 1942), better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is a popular and prolific American science fiction author. ...


The fictional character Stephanie Plum, protagonist in a series of mystery novels written by Janet Evanovich, is a bounty hunter in New Jersey. Stephanie Plum is a fictional character and the protagonist in a series of novels written by Janet Evanovich. ... “Mystery” redirects here. ... Janet Evanovich (born April 22, 1943, in South River, New Jersey) is an American writer. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Colt Seavers, a fictional character played by Lee Majors in the TV show [[The Fall Guy], worked both as a stuntman and a bounty hunter. Lee Majors (born Harvey Lee Yeary on April 23, 1939) is an American actor, primarily known for his roles in movies, sitcoms and television who also starred in four long-running ABC TV series over four decades. ... Stuntman refers to any of several types of skilled performers. ...


In the Xbox game Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath the main character is a bounty hunter by the name of 'Stranger'.


The Renegade TV series starred Lorenzo Lamas as a character working for a friend's bounty unter office while himself being fugitive (and often chased by bounty hunters). Renegade was a U.S. television series that ran for 5 seasons and 110 episodes between September 17th, 1992 and April 4th, 1997. ... Lorenzo Lamas (born Lorenzo Lamas y de Santos Lamas on January 20, 1958 in Santa Monica, California) is an American television and film actor, primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ...


See also

Skiptracing is the process of locating a persons whereabouts for any number of purposes. ...

Notable bounty hunters

Duane Dog Chapman (left) and wife Beth during their visit aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz Duane Lee Dog Chapman ([1] born: February 2, 1953) is an American bounty hunter and bail bondsman who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... Domino Harvey (b. ... Tiffany Million (born Sandra Lee Schwab on April 6, 1966 in Richmond, California), also known as Tyffany Million, was an American pornographic actress who appeared in both heterosexual and lesbian films. ... Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an Academy Award-nominated American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool.[1] He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... The Hunter is a 1980 film directed by Buzz Kulik based the exploits of real-life bounty hunter Ralph Thorson. ...

Notes

  1. ^ a b Rachel Clarke. "Above the law: US bounty hunters", BBC News, June 19, 2003. Retrieved on 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ Licensing Requirements for Agents.. www.bailyes.com,California bail laws web page. Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  3. ^ a b Jonathan Drimmer. Bounty Hunter laws. americanbailcoalition.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  4. ^ Bounty Hunter Information. Texas Department of Public Safety. Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  5. ^ a b Russell Covey (July 10, 2003). The Perils of Bounty hunting. findlaw.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-22.
  6. ^ http://stvmcqueen.tripod.com/McQbio2.html.

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External links

  • American Bail Coalition Located in Washington, D.C..
  • Bill also Encourages Bounty Hunters to Track Down those Ordered Deported (Last Minute Amendment by Rep. Pete Sessions, Republican from Texas),
  • How Stuff Works page about Bail Enforcement.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter - BuddyTV, the best TV fan community (901 words)
Dog the Bounty Hunter follows Dog and his posse as they track down bail-jumpers and dispense a unique brand of justice.
Dog the Bounty Hunter continues to be one of the most highly-followed series on AandE, and though series star Duane Chapman is aware of the show's popularity, he said he was surprised to know that his other venture, an autobiographical book entitled You Can Run but You Can't Hide, had become a hit as well.
His involvement with the case led to the creation of Dog the Bounty Hunter, a reality series that is currently one of the highest-rated shows on AandE.
Bounty hunter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (959 words)
For this reason, most bounty hunters are employed by a bail bondsman: the bounty hunter is paid a portion of the bail the fugitive initially paid, since if the fugitive successfully eludes bail, the bondsman is responsible for the remainder of their bail, not the bounty hunter.
Bounty hunters are also sometimes known as bail enforcement agents or fugitive recovery agents, which are the preferred industry and polite terms, but in common speech, they are still called "bounty hunters" or "skip tracers".
In Kentucky, bounty hunting is generally not allowed because the state does not have a system of bail bondsmen, and releases bailed suspects on their own recognizance, thus there is no bondsman with the right to apprehend the fugitive.
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