Principles of Sentencing & Use of Plea Bargains

Jori
2 min readMay 27, 2021

General deterrence is when a judge gives a harsh sentence that is aimed at deterring the public and potential offenders from committing similar offences. These sentences are given as an example of what happens to allow the general public to avoid this type of offence. Specific deterrence is another type of harsh sentence, but this sentence is used to deter the offender from re-offending. This sentence is specific to the offender, but will still be harsh. A third principle of sentencing is restitution, restitution is a sentence where the offender is required to repay the…

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