Ctizenship - Types of Sentences

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Types of sentences

Custodial Sentences:

·         Imprisonment is the most severe available penalty available to courts.

·         Only available to more serious cases.

·         Each offence has a maximum prison term, usually set out by an Act of Parliament.

·         There are mandatory minimum sentences for repeat offenders.

·         Any time an offender has spent in custody before their trial is included in the time towards their sentence.

Community Sentences:

·         The offender has to do a certain amount of unpaid work towards the


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