Fines in Sentencing Working Paper #5: Review of United States Fines Literature


This 1982 Vera report reviews the limited American literature published to date concerning fines. The major topics reviewed are: fines history, sentencing goals, volume of fine use, types of cases, white-collar crime, fine amounts, deferred and installment payments, preventing and handling default, alternatives for indigents, and a few administrative issues.


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