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")
This paper is taken from the report of research undertaken with the assistance of a grant from the Criminology Research Council.
Criminology Research Council grant no. 27/91