n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - The role of pathological gambling in the sentencing of a person convicted of armed robbery : a comparative discussion of the South African, Canadian and Australian jurisdictions : comments

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



The aim of this note is to discuss the sentencing of pathological gamblers that are convicted of the crime of robbery in light of the Supreme Court of Appeal case of [2007] SCA 51 (RSA) and to compare it with selected foreign jurisdictions. The note commences with a general overview of the sentencing guidelines for robbery in South Africa, continues with an overview of the judgment and concludes with a discussion of comparable foreign Canadian and Australian judgments.

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