Sentencing aims

Retribution/Punishment
Punishment only on the grounds that a crime has been committed. Punish the defendant for exactly what they have done
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What kind of sentence ( descriptive) would a Retribution sentence include?
A sentence proportionate to the crime committed
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Deterrence
Aimed to deter the defendant away entirely with a harsher sentence, also warns those likely to offend
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What kind of sentence would a deterrence sentence include?
Hefty fine, longer prison sentences
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Rehabilitation
Reform the offenders behaviour
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What kind of sentence?
Community orders and individualised sentences, if the defendant has MH issues it is likely they could be sent to a rehab facility
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Protection of the public
Offender is made incapable of recommitting the crime, putting the safety of the public before the needs of the defendant
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What kind of sentence?
Much longer prison sentences/ life imprisonment without the access to use bail/ freed on good behaviour, tagging, banning orders
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Reparation
Compensate and repay the victim
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What kind of sentence?
Compensation orders, unpaid work, reparation schemes, fines, court issues fees directly to the claimant through compensation
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Denunciation
Society expressing its disapproval, supposed to "denunciate" the crime
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What kind of sentence?
sentence that reflects blameworthiness of the offence, such as community order or sentences of a somewhat humiliating nature
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A sentence proportionate to the crime committed

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What kind of sentence ( descriptive) would a Retribution sentence include?

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Aimed to deter the defendant away entirely with a harsher sentence, also warns those likely to offend

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Hefty fine, longer prison sentences

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Reform the offenders behaviour

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