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Title: How To Use Structured Fines (Day Fines) as an Intermediate Sanction
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Corporate Author: Vera Institute of Justice
United States of America

Justice Management Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 90
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This monograph presents guidelines for policymakers and criminal justice practitioners considering using structured fines (day fines) as part of their overall sentencing system.
Abstract: The guidelines offers planning and operation instructions applicable to every jurisdiction. An overview explains the concept of structured fines and explains their potential benefits, including offender accountability, deterrence, fairness, effective and efficient use of limited system resources, revenue, and credibility of the court. Experience with structured fines in Europe and the United States is also described. Additional sections explain how to set goals and priorities, develop a unit scale that ranks offenses by severity, calculate the amounts of fines, and impose the structured fine sentence. Collection methods and techniques, which are critical to the overall success of a structured fine program, are also discussed. Further sections focus on backup sanctions and strategies, the education and training needed, and the information needed for monitoring program operations and evaluating program effectiveness. Appended project descriptions, sample program forms and materials, and 37 references
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Day fines
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 91-DD-CX-0016(S-2)
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: BJA Monograph
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