Aims of sentencing

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1. What will courts take into account, when sentencing?

  • The age of the defendant
  • The IQ of the defendant
  • The race of the defendant
  • The social class of the defendant
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2. What aim of sentencing is backward-looking?

  • Deterrence
  • Retribution
  • Reparation
  • Rehabilitation

3. What does the threat of punishment do?

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

4. What is individual deterrence?

  • The punishment will be so unpleasent that the offender will not want to reoffend.
  • 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
  • This reinforces moral boundaries and acceptable conduct.

5. How many levels does dererrence operate on?

  • 1
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2


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