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Taxation by citation in many US cities does little to protect the public and can compromise individual rights

Carpenter II, Dick M. (2021) Taxation by citation in many US cities does little to protect the public and can compromise individual rights. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Over the past decade many US cities have attempted to fix budgetary holes by raising revenues via enforcing their municipal codes. Dick M. Carpenter II investigates three cities in Georgia which undertake “taxation by citation”. He finds that the budget share of fines and fees were three times higher for these cities than in others, most citations had little to do with public safety, and local courts also play an important part in revenue generation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2021 14:06
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111775

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