oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Evaluating mandatory minimum sentences: What will be practical, fair and effective?

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The use of mandatory minimum sentences for certain serious crimes is one of the options being considered to address crime in this country. Although it could be seen as positive in the sense of showing the willingness of the government to deal with the apparently rampant crime problem, questions could be raised concerning its purposes and anticipated outcomes.

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