oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Sentencing - where to now? A comparative survey of overseas systems
|Article Title||Sentencing - where to now? A comparative survey of overseas systems|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||52 - 60|
|Keyword(s)||Bail time, Criminal Justice Act, Ideological thinking, Just deserts philosophy, Juveniles, Offender's behaviour, Overflowing prisons, Parole system, Preventive detention, Public perception, Punitive sanctions of imprisonment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing policies|
According to Malcolm Davies (1993) there are a number of common themes relating to changes in sentencing policy around the world. He argues that three particular themes stand out: ""...the decline in the faith previously placed in rehabilitative sentencing strategies ... a concern with sentencing disparities and the subsequent attempts to provide guidelines for, and constraints on, sentencers; and ... the restoration of just desert principles whilst at the same time endeavouring to restrict the use of imprisonment on fiscal and penological grounds.
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