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CCRM308 - Week 10 - The End Process.docx

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CRM 308
Enzo Rondonelli

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CCRM308Week 10 End of the Trial ProcessstMonday March 31 2014Joint submission judge will most likely accept itoPros and Cons for Crown and defenceWhen we deal with sentencing as a standalone issue its not always by guilty plea or plea bargaining nor is it joint submission You might have a judge that will craft a sentence appropriate to the case in front of them Sentencing was like an art no considerable rules lot of factors such as crime and history with their discretion etc In the last ten years weve seen a big shift in sentencing where there is a lot lets discretion in many areas of offences because of mandatory minimum sentences Harper government at the forefront of this pushoExample victim surcharge where there used to be discretionAnother big change in sentencing Criminal Code has codified many principles that used to be common lawprecedentcase law driven Under s 718no includes generalfundamental principles Why do we punish in the first place There has to be a rationale oDeterrence target group of young women manipulated by drug lords oRetributionJust DessertsoRehabilitation oDenunciationAccountability
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