Sentencing - Aims of Sentencing

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  • Punishment because offence has been committed
  • Tariff sentences proportionate to crime
  • Backward looking

Protection of public

  • Offender incapable of committing crime, society protected
  • Long prison sentences, Tagging
  • Forward


  • Society expresses its disapproval, reinforces moral boundaries
  • Reflects…


J Drabble

Nice, summary of the different aims with appropriate sentences - don't forget aims are governed by CJA 2003

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