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Infringement notices : time for reform?

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 50

Richard Fox
ISBN 0 642 24000 0 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 1995


In Victoria, where 88 percent of offences and infringements are dealt with by way of expiation or "on the spot" fines. While reducing the court burden, these alternative dispositions do raise questions about fairness. Fox suggests there is need for an Infringements Act and lists the features such an Act might contain. (Based on the findings of a report entitled "Criminal justice on the spot : infringement penalties in Victoria")

Criminology Research Council grant no. 27/91



Full report: Criminal justice on the spot : infringement penalties in Victoria