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Crime Does Not Pay, But Criminals May: Factors Influencing the Imposition and Collection of Probation Fees

In this study, factors influencing the imposition and collection of probation fees in a sample of more than 2,400 Illinois adult probationers were examined. Probationer characteristics, including race, income, and prior convictions, were predictive of whether fees were imposed and the collection rate, while environmental conditions, such as whether the probationer was sentenced in a rural jurisdiction or whether other financial conditions of probation were imposed, such as criminal fines, were predictive of all three measures of probation fees.

Crime Does Not Pay But Criminals May: Factors Influencing the Imposition and Collection of Probation Fees