oa De Rebus - Is behind bars better? Non-custodial sentencing holds the key : feature

Volume 2013, Issue 536
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Non-custodial sentencing (NCS) has been on the South African statute books for decades. In ch 28, s 276, the Criminal Procedure Act 51 of 1977 permits alternatives to imprisonment in the form of correctional supervision and fines and, in s 297, in the form of suspended or postponed sentences with conditions.

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