Staten Island Economics Sanctions Project Preliminary Data Report: Day Fine Pilot Project

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This is Vera's 1989 review of the first year of the Staten Island Day-Fine Experiment. Review of the preliminary data gives evidence that introduction of the day-fine system resulted in a more just use of fines in sentencing criminal offenders—it indicated that, if collection rate remained stable, the amount of City general fund revenues derived from fines would significantly increase under the new system.

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  • Jacob Kang-Brown, Chase Montagnet, Jasmine Heiss
June 07, 2021
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