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 consistent the punishment should be
  • What he achieved by passing that particular sentence
  • What he hasn't achieved by passing that particular sentence
  • How inconsistent the punishment should be
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2. What will courts take into account, when sentencing?

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

3. What is retribution?

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

4. Which aim of sentencing is revenge associated with?

  • Deterrence
  • Retribution
  • Denunciation
  • Incapacitation

5. 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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