Light sentencing of defrauders

Other Names:
Inconclusive convictions for fraud

People convicted of fraud are less likely to be imprisoned – or if imprisoned are given shorter sentences – than other non-violent criminals who steal substantial sums. They are also more often sent to open prisons and are more frequently paroled. Recent research has also shown that senior executives rate a suspended prison sentence as a less significant punishment than publicity on its own or a large fine.

White-collar crime
Law Arbitration
Societal Problems Crime
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST