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Title: Criminal Fines: Do They Pay?
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:13  Issue:3  Dated:(1988-1989)  Pages:365-378
Author(s): R W Gillespie
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 14
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper sets out a methodology for measuring fine enforcement success by tracking the enforcement of individual cases and then aggregating the results into an enforcement success index.
Abstract: This methodology is applied to fine cases from 1981 to 1984 in the U.S. District Courts for drug offenses, income tax crimes, and offenses of all types by corporations. The data show that fine enforcement success varies significantly across crime types and is lowest for fines imposed on drug offenses. The paper discusses institutional obstacles to better fine enforcement and suggests that an agency devoted exclusively to this purpose would improve fine enforcement. 1 table, 3 figures, 15 notes, 1 appendix, 23 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): District Courts; Fine defaults
Index Term(s): Corporate crimes; Drug law offenses; Tax evasion
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