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Fines, Risks and Damages: Money Sanctions and Justice in Control Societies

Fines, Risks and Damages: Money Sanctions and Justice in Control Societies AbstractFines and damages are the principal sanctions of criminal, civil and regulatory law. Yet in law it does not matter who pays money sanctions. Damages overwhelmingly are paid by insurers and the cost of insurance premiums loaded into commodity prices and thus dispersed among consumers. Fines are paid anonymously, increasingly are set by a fixed tariff (especially traffic fines that are the vast bulk of all fines), and are merging with fees, licences, taxes and premiums. Fines and damages thus work literally as prices, and serve to modulate and regulate distributions of harmful or unwanted actions. In this sense justice is far more about the governance of risk than about individual justice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Issues in Criminal Justice Taylor & Francis

Fines, Risks and Damages: Money Sanctions and Justice in Control Societies

Current Issues in Criminal Justice , Volume 21 (3): 17 – Mar 1, 2010

Fines, Risks and Damages: Money Sanctions and Justice in Control Societies

Current Issues in Criminal Justice , Volume 21 (3): 17 – Mar 1, 2010

Abstract

AbstractFines and damages are the principal sanctions of criminal, civil and regulatory law. Yet in law it does not matter who pays money sanctions. Damages overwhelmingly are paid by insurers and the cost of insurance premiums loaded into commodity prices and thus dispersed among consumers. Fines are paid anonymously, increasingly are set by a fixed tariff (especially traffic fines that are the vast bulk of all fines), and are merging with fees, licences, taxes and premiums. Fines and damages thus work literally as prices, and serve to modulate and regulate distributions of harmful or unwanted actions. In this sense justice is far more about the governance of risk than about individual justice.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2010 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
2206-9542
eISSN
1034-5329
DOI
10.1080/10345329.2010.12035855
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Abstract

AbstractFines and damages are the principal sanctions of criminal, civil and regulatory law. Yet in law it does not matter who pays money sanctions. Damages overwhelmingly are paid by insurers and the cost of insurance premiums loaded into commodity prices and thus dispersed among consumers. Fines are paid anonymously, increasingly are set by a fixed tariff (especially traffic fines that are the vast bulk of all fines), and are merging with fees, licences, taxes and premiums. Fines and damages thus work literally as prices, and serve to modulate and regulate distributions of harmful or unwanted actions. In this sense justice is far more about the governance of risk than about individual justice.

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Current Issues in Criminal JusticeTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 2010

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