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Question: Describe both the aims of sentencing and the factors which are taken into account when sentencing an individual.

Answer: In this essay I will be describing the different aims of sentencing. Sentencing is the judicial act of a judge punishing an offender for their crime/offence. Section 142 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 states that there are five main aims of sentencing which the court must regard to when punishing a sentence on anyone over the age of 18: to punish the offender, reduce crime, reform and rehabilitate the offender, protect the public and to make reparations. Also, when passing a sentence the court must look into other factors that determine 50% of the sentence. I will now go on to describe these in further detail.......(short extract)

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Details: - Mark: Not available | Course: Criminal Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1366 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 08, 2012 | Coursework ID: 720

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