Aims of sentencing

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1. What is general deterrence?

  • When criminnals should pay compensation to the victim or payback society by community work.
  • The punishment will be so unpleasent that the offender will not want to re-offend
  • It operates not just to prevent others but to also set acceptable standards
  • It attempts to reduce crime by rehabilitation
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2. What does a judge or magistrate need to consider when passing a sentence?

  • How inconsistent the punishment should be
  • What he hasn't achieved by passing that particular sentence
  • What he achieved by passing that particular sentence
  • How consistent the punishment should be

3. What does the threat of punishment do?

  • It reinforces moral boundaries and acceptable conduct
  • It deters others from committing similar offences.
  • It rehabilitates the community
  • It adds an element of revenge for society

4. What is retribution?

  • This is when it is deemed necessary to protect the public by restricting the offender from the public domain.
  • It is punishing the offender because he has committed a crime against the state.
  • This reinforces moral boundaries and acceptable conduct.
  • Is to reduce crime by the threat of example of punishment.

5. What is individual deterrence?

  • The punishment will be so unpleasent that the offender will not want to reoffend.
  • This reinforces moral boundaries and acceptable conduct.
  • It prevents others from carrying out similar behaviour but also to set acceptable standards
  • It is only concerned with the crime committed and not any othe aim

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