oa Article 40 - Youthfulness and sentencing prior to the operation of the Child Justice Act : a case review of Fredericks v The State

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



This case note will discuss the approach of the SCA in overturning the lengthy sentence imposed on the appellant, a child at the time of the offence, by the regional court. The judgment is a good example of the courts' progressive attitude towards children in conflict with the law at a time when the prescripts of the Child Justice Act 75 of 2008 had yet to come into force.

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