The criminal courts and lay people.

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What is bail?
release of the defendant from custody, until his next appearance in Court.
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What are indictable offences?
A criminal offence that can only be tried by the crown court.
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What are summary offences?
A criminal offence which can only be tried by a Magistrates court.
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What are either way offences?
An offence such as theft, for which the accused will be tried by the Magistrates court or in the crown court where the defendant will be tries by jury.
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What type of offence is Assault?
Summary heard at the magistrates court.
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What type of offence is Battery?
Summary heard at the magistrates court.
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What type of offence are S47 Offences Against the person Act?
Either way- Magistrates/Crown Court.
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What type of offence are S20 Offences Against the person Act?
Either way- Magistrates/Crown Court.
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What type of offence are S18 Offences Against the person Act?
Indictable- Heard at the crown court.
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What are some of the aims of sentencing?
Retribution, Deterrence, Prevention, Rehabilitation.
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What is Retribution?
The desire for revenge.
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What is Deterrence?
This can be seen as putting people off committing crimes.
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What is Rehabilitation?
The offender will be 'cured' of his criminal tendency.
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