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NCJ Number: 119251 Find in a Library
Title: Fines and Their Enforcement (From The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice, V 1, P 487-516.11, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119239)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
Clifton, NJ 07013
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 (CCCA), the Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984 (CFEA), and the Criminal Fine Improvements Act of 1987 and their impact on Federal policy regarding the imposition of fines as sanctions in criminal cases.
Abstract: The CCCA reflects the intent of Congress that a fine is an alternative sanction in every criminal case, and the CFEA delineates criteria for judges to use in determining whether to use a fine as a sanction. Both the CCCA and the CFEA focus on the computation of the amounts of fines, modifications, stays, and remissions of fines, and the enforcement of fines. In the Criminal Fine Improvements Act of 1987, Congress made certain needed changes in the CCCA and CFEA, and it gave the director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts responsibility for establishing within the judicial branch procedures for processing fines, restitution, forfeiture of bail bond or collateral, and assessments. Changes affecting special assessments, the definition of petty offense, offender sentencing classification, and the basic structure of fines as a sentence are discussed in detail. 353 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Fines
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Federal criminal justice system
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