Interpretation of Court Sentencing

Report
Licensing and Safety Regulatory
Panel
Interpretation of Court Sentences
Key points
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Purposes of sentencing
Courts’ approach to sentencing
Range of sentences
Comparative severity of different sentences
Purposes of sentencing
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Punishment
Deterrence
Reform/rehabilitation
Protection of the public
Compensation to victim
Approach to sentencing
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Nature of offence
Circumstances of offence
Offenders’ character
Mitigating personal circumstances
Range of sentences
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Custody
Community order
Fine
Discharge
Compensation
Disqualification from driving
Licence endorsement

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