Crime- Sentencing

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Types of Sentences

  • Fine- financial fixed penalty- most common penalty
  • Compensation Order- financial penalty which is payed to the V rather the state, to pay for damages
  • Community Rehabilitation Order- 6 months to 3 years- Places Conditions on D e.g. as to place of residence, participation in activities such as attendance at day centre, drug or alcohol depency counselling
  • Community Punishment Order- up to 240 unpaid community work
  • Curfew Order- restricting movements 2 to 12 hours per day
  • Custodial Sentence- Prison sentence- most serious offences. The Act sets minimum and maximum sentences.
  • S152 states that a custodial sentence is not justified unless the offence. Is so serious that a non-custodial sentence could not be justified

- justified if the offence is violent or sexual in nature

- justified if D refuses to consentto a community sentence

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