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Enforcing financial penalties: the case of confiscation orders

Bullock, KA (2010) Enforcing financial penalties: the case of confiscation orders The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 49 (4), 09/201. pp. 328-339.

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Financial penalties are the most widely used sentence in England and Wales, but present difficulties for enforcement. This article examines the enforcement of confiscation orders – a relatively poorly understood financial penalty. Drawing on interviews with actors in the confiscation order process this article examines the processes through which confiscation orders are enforced. It is argued that enforcement is the result of an interaction of factors which include the initial decision making of police officers, financial investigators and prosecutors; the accuracy of information about offenders' financial affairs; enforcement powers, intelligence and operational support; and, the behaviour and attitudes of the offender.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
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Date : 2010
Identification Number : 10.1111/j.1468-2311.2010.00616.x
Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article: Enforcing financial penalties: the case of confiscation orders. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice 49(4):328-339 Article number 09/2010 2010, which has been published in final form at
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Date Deposited : 02 Apr 2014 15:41
Last Modified : 03 Jul 2015 13:33

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