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Vary fines by offenders' ability to pay

Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011

Published on Thursday 4th August 2011

Current status: Closed

Closed: Saturday 4th August 2012

Signatures: 69

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Vary fines by offenders' ability to pay

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Fines will be both fairer and more effective if the sentencing authorities consider the offender's ability to pay rather than simply the gravity of the offence.

A fine should be levied as a percentage of the offender's "wealth" rather than a fixed amount. "Wealth" in this context would comprise both the offender's assets and income.

A fine of £100 will not deter a city banker from being drunk and disorderly, but could seriously harm the family of an unemployed person committing the same offence.


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