Aims of Sentencing

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The Criminal Justice Act 2003 states that the main aim of sentencing should be retribution; this matches the punishment to the offence, e.g. capital punishment for homicide offences. However, it also states that other aims should be taken into consideration. 

Rehabilitation aims to reduce crime in the future by focusing on matching the punishment to the offender. It looks at reforming the offender, so they are less…


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