Law: Sentencing (aims of sentencing)

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Punishment: Retribution
Retribution for wrongdoing. Society's revenge for the offence. Traditional view-'an eye for an eye'. Modern view-focuses on the offence and not the offender and is imposed on the grounds that an offence has been committed.
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Punishment: Denunciation
Society expressing its outrage at the crime. Re-enforces moral boundaries and reflects blameworthiness of the offence.
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Reduction of crime: Individual Deterrence
The offender is put off offending again through fear of punishment.
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Reduction of crime: General deterrence
Potential offenders are warned as to likely punishment.
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Rehabilitation
Reform/change offenders future behaviour. Achieved through an individualised sentence, tailored to change negative behaviour. Often through paying back their victim. Focuses on the offender, not the offence.
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Protection of the public
Offender is made incapable of committing any other crime and therefore society is protected from the offender.
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Reparation
Repayment to victim or the community
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Society expressing its outrage at the crime. Re-enforces moral boundaries and reflects blameworthiness of the offence.

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Punishment: Denunciation

Card 3

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The offender is put off offending again through fear of punishment.

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Card 4

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Potential offenders are warned as to likely punishment.

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Card 5

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Reform/change offenders future behaviour. Achieved through an individualised sentence, tailored to change negative behaviour. Often through paying back their victim. Focuses on the offender, not the offence.

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