oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Evaluating mandatory minimum sentences: What will be practical, fair and effective?
|Article Title||Evaluating mandatory minimum sentences: What will be practical, fair and effective?|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of the North|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||87 - 94|
|Keyword(s)||Assault, Children under twelve years, Deterence, Drug Trafficking Act, Incapacitation, Indecent assault on children, Inherent injustice, Intent of grave bodily harm, Isolatetion, Murder, Rape, Robbery and Sentencing decision|
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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