oa Article 40 - The importance of pre-sentence reports in juvenile cases

Volume 2 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



In an automatic review in terms of sections 302 and 304 of the Criminal Procedure Act No 51 of1977 (the Act), the court assessed the importance of considering pre-sentence reports before sentencing young offenders. It appeared that K, a young and unrepresented offender was sentenced, on a guilty plea, to three years imprisonment.

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