Aims of sentencing

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  • Created on: 18-03-16 10:29

1. What quotes is linked to retribution?

  • 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth'
  • 'To turn the other cheek'
  • 'Believe those who are seeking truth; doubt those who find it'
  • 'There's more to the truth than just facts'
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2. Which aim of sentencing is revenge associated with?

  • Retribution
  • Deterrence
  • Incapacitation
  • Denunciation

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

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

4. What does the threat of punishment do?

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

5. 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.


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