Aims of sentencing

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  • Created on: 18-03-16 10:29

1. 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
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2. Which aim of sentencing is revenge associated with?

  • Denunciation
  • Retribution
  • Incapacitation
  • Deterrence

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

  • The IQ of the defendant
  • The age of the defendant
  • The social class of the defendant
  • The race of the defendant

4. What does the threat of punishment do?

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

5. What is retribution?

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


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