This paper argues for the need to unsettle longstanding narratives about financial punishment through clearer
articulation of its social and emotional toll on those subjected to it. Only with a strong evidence base of this kind can we begin to critically evaluate the consequences of financial punishment and their place in criminological theory and practice, as well as in the current economic context.
This paper was produced thanks to funding from the SCCJR’s PGR Rapid Response Briefing Paper fund.
University of Glasgow
Crime, Violence and Inequality
Courts and Sentencing