This paper shows how New York’s criminal justice fines and fees practices worsen racial disparities and punish low-income people.
The UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review (CJLR) has partnered with the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School to publish works from the Progressing Reform of Fees and Fines …
This policy brief discusses the history and issues of court fines and fees nationally and specifically in Illinois.
This paper studies the unintended consequences of suspending driver’s licenses for failure to pay by examining the effect of suspension on the likelihood of receiving future tickets. Researchers followed defendants …
This report shows how payment of fines and fees and supervision costs can affect a person's ability to complete their probation sentence.
For the first time, the Federal Reserve collected information about how criminal legal debt from fines and fees affects American families.
This article shows how court debt collection practices affect employment opportunities based on research conducted in Illinois and Washington State.
Alexes Harris, the author of this research papers, discusses various criminal legal system fines and fees and argues that imposing these costs can worsen social inequality.
This Alabama Appleseed report stems from a survey of 1,011 justice-involved Alabamians. The author provides recommendations for lawmakers, programs, and courts to follow to improve the effectiveness and fairness of diversion.
This report presents the findings from an Arkansas Community Institute survey concerning the household debt of Pulaski and Jefferson county residents.