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oa Article 40 - Cape Bench again stresses importance of pre-sentence reports for youthful offenders

Volume 4 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1562-4382

 

Abstract

Extracted from text ... 11 Cape Bench again stresses importance of pre-sentence reports for youthful offenders In two recent review judgments, judges from the Cape Bench have set aside sentences imposed on young offenders because of the absence of pre-sentences reports. In S v Van Rooyen (High Court case number 01/5413), an offender who was 18 years old at the time of commission of the offence of housebreaking had been sentenced to two years' imprisonment, of which one year had been suspended for four years. He was a first offender, unemployed, and still living with his parents. After querying the imposition of a sentence of ..

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2002-10-01
2019-10-20

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