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Includes information on all aspects of the decision about what penalty should be imposed on a person who is guilty of a criminal offence and the aims of retribution, deterrence, protection of the public and rehabilitation of the offender.

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Information about all aspects of sentencing after you have been found guilty of a criminal offence.

1 The rights of defendants - sentence

Explains the sentencing process after you have been found guilty of a criminal offence, and the different sentences including discharges, fines, community penalties, or imprisonment.
Provided by Liberty
3 Sentencing

When an offender is convicted following a trial or guilty plea, there are a range of sentences the court can give. Explains about prison, community sentencing, your rights as an offender, and criminal records.
Provided by CJS Online
4 Sentences and penalties

The rules about sentencing. Explains the limits to your sentence if you are under 18.
Provided by National Youth Agency
2 Motoring offences

Information about common driving offences and the penalties you are likely to get. Doesn't include inormation on penalties of illegally using your mobile phone whilst driving.
Provided by Law on the Web
5 Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Explains which convictions can be removed from your criminal record, for employment and insurance purposes, and after what period.
Provided by Law on the Web

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