oa Article 40 - Editorial

Volume 3 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... The issue of detention as a matter of last resort and for the shortest period of time has recently been the subject of several High Court cases pertaining to the imposition of sentences. S v Z 1999 (1) SACR 427 (ECD) (discussed in vol 2 August 1999 Article 40) reviewed the ""lower"" end of sentencing, starting with the principles which apply when a suspended prison sentence is being contemplated. Central to the Court's reasoning was that unless a sentence of direct imprisonment was warranted, a suspended sentence of imprisonment should also not be considered. In this issue we turn to ..

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