n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sentencing : recent cases
|Article Title||Sentencing : recent cases|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||South African Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||276 - 286|
The influence of delays in the criminal process on the sentencing of the offender needs to be discussed in greater detail. The delays that were suffered in S v Balfour 2009 (1) SACR 399 (SCA) are quite extraordinary. B was charged with murder, but it took four years for the proceedings to reach the trial stage. B was eventually sentenced in July 2001.
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