Punishment before justice? Understanding Penalty Notices for Disorder

Rebecca Roberts and Richard Garside
Monday, 7 March 2005

Punishment before justice?  highlights concerns arising from the expansion of financial penalties to tackle `disorderly behaviour' and issues relating to the operation of the scheme. PNDs, the briefing argues, unjustly subject recipients to punishment. They also create a new class of the semi-criminal, who face being put on the fast-track to arrest, prosecution and punishment. 

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