The Penal System- Sentencing

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Sentencing tables- Revision 14
Aim Description of aim of theory Suitable punishment
Retribution Punishment imposed only on Tariff sentences, sentence must
grounds that an offence has been be proportionate to the crime.
committed, with no consideration
of the defendant
Individual deterrence The offender is deterred through Prison sentence, heavy fine
fear of further punishment
General deterrence Potential offenders warned as to Long sentence as an example to
likely punishment they may get others
Rehabilitation Reform offender's behaviour Individualised sentence,
community order
Protection of the public Offender is made incapable Long prison sentences, curfews
of committing further crime. with tagging, banning orders
Society is protected from crime.
Reperation Repayment/reperation to victim or Compensation order, unpaid work,
to the community reparation schemes
Deunciation Society expressing its Publicity, unpaid work, naming
disapproval. and shaming
Reinforces moral boundaries.

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Age category Custodial Community Fines Discharges Others
sentences sentences
Under 12 Detention at Her Youth max £250 Discharges Reprimands
(10-11) Majesty's Rehabilitation and Warnings
pleasure Order (no
unpaid work)
ASBO's
Under 14 Detention at Youth max £250 Discharges Reprimands
(12-13) Her Rehabilitation and Warnings
Order (no
Majesty's unpaid work)
pleasure ASBO's
Detention and
training orders
Under 16 Detention at Youth Max £1,000 Discharges Reprimands
(14-15) Her Rehabilitation and Warnings
Order (no
Majesty's unpaid work)
pleasure ASBO's
Detention and
training orders
Under 18 Detention at Youth…read more

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Life Community £5,000 max Absolute and Disqualification
sentences Order in Conditional from driving
Discharges
Magistrates'
Fixed term Court
sentences
Unlimited in
Extended Crown Court
sentences
Indeterminat
e sentences
Home
Detention
Curfew
Suspended
sentence…read more

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