The Financial Cost of a Criminal Conviction: Context and Consequences

The use of Legal Financial Obligations (i.e., court fines and supervision fees to child support payments), further impedes the upward economic mobility of criminalized people, contributing to social marginalization. This study utilizes interviews with people on parole to better understand the material and social costs of Legal Financial Obligations to people with criminal records.


Pleggenkuhle, B. (2018). The Financial Cost of a Criminal Conviction: Context and Consequences. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(1), 121–145. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854817734278

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Open Access Source: https://booksc.org/book/67085474/dcf109