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Sentencing aims:
Retribution
Deterrence
Protection/incapacitation
Rehabilitation
Reparation
denunciation

Sentences available:
Custodial
Community order with requirements, e.g.:
a) Supervision
b) Unpaid work
c) Curfew
d) Drug treatment
Fines
Conditional/absolute discharge

Special powers for young offenders:
Detention and training orders
Attendance centres
Supervision order
Action plan order
Reparation order
Reprimands/warnings
Referral…

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4. The purposes of sentencing are now set out in statute (s124 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003). For offenders over
18 the court must have regard to:
The punishment of offenders;
The reduction of crime (including its reduction by deterrence);
The reform and rehabilitation of offenders;
Protection of…

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Reparation or restitution:
1. There has been an increasing concern that victims are not adequately considered when sentencing the offender.
2. Compensation orders are used instead of or in addition to the sentence imposed on the offender as reparation
to the victim.
3. If the court does not make…

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