Criminal sanctions

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Criminal sanctions

  1. 1. CRIMINAL SANCTIONSMonday, 22 April 13
  2. 2. Purpose of SanctionsFive main aims of sanctions:Just PunishmentThe punishment should suitthe crime, taking into accountall factors of the victim(s) andoffender(s)DeterrenceAffects others in societyand discourages them fromcommitting crimes. Alsodiscourages offender toreoffend.RehabilitationAimed at reducingthe general level ofcrime in thecommunity andenhancing publicsafetyDenunciation ofoffenders conductTo show the offenderand society that thebehaviour wasinappropriateProtectionProtection of thecommunity isonly guaranteedbyimprisonment.The worst thecrime, the longerthe sentenceMonday, 22 April 13
  3. 3. FactorsAffectingSentencingPrior ConvictionsCharacter ReferencesOffender’s remorseVictim Impact StatementExpert Doctor (psychologist) opinionMonday, 22 April 13

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