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Act

Criminal justice act 2003

CJA

Aims of sentencing

Reduction of crime, reform rehabilitation

5 aims

Retribution - punishment



Deterrence - stop re-offending through fear


Rehabilitation - reform the offender


Protection of the public - s.277 extend sentence


Reparation - compensate and make amends


Types of sentence

Custodial - s152 term of imprisonment suspended or immediate


Community sentence - spanning from community work to rehabilitation/probation


Fines - sum of money paid to the crown


Discharges - absolute or conditional on other offences

Mitigating factors

First conviction


Young offender


Guilty plea (1/3)


Offer to compensate

Aggravating factors

Vulnerable victim


Breach of trust


Bail


More than one defendant


Use of weapon

Max sentences

Assault or battery 6 months


S.47 abh 5 years


S.20 gbh or wounding 5 years


S18 gbh with intent life