Problem

Light sentencing of defrauders

Other Names:
Inconclusive convictions for fraud
Nature:

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.

Aggravates:
White-collar crime
Values:
Light
Fraud
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Subject(s):
Law Arbitration
Societal Problems Crime
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 22:20 CEST