Class Notes (835,235)
Canada (509,037)
POL 151 (9)
Clare (7)
Lecture 7

POL 151 Lecture 7: POL 151 - Lecture 7

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Political Science
POL 151

POL 151 - Lecture 7 Purpose of Sentencing Deterrence: court considers the risk of offender repeating the offense Denunciation: court considers the offender blameworthiness and the potential harm he/she pose to society Separation of the offender from the public: protecting society from harm Rehabilitation: factors that contributed to the offense Reparation for harm: how to restore victim to pre-crime situation Who should decide? Judges - judicial independence, trial judges provide detailed information, appellate courts monitor consistency enforce s.12 of the Charter Politicians - democracy & rule of law, mandatory minimum sentences reduce judicial discretion Who else influences sentencing process victim impact statement, public campaigns, pre-sentence reports, defense, and prosecution Reading Cases Look at the questions of law Facts of the case Look at the opinion (dissenting, unanimous, majority, concurring) R v Nur Case Analysis Facts: 1. N & C convicted by indictment of possessing readily loaded prohibited firearms (an offence under s.95, Criminal Code) 2. Code set mandatory minimums of 3 yrs & 5 yrs; N & C sentenced to 3 yrs 4 mths & 7 yrs 3. Ns case: hybrid offence: max sentence if summary: 1 yr min if by indictment: 3 yrs Questions of law: 1. Do the mandatory minimum sentences violate s.12 of the Charter (cruel and unusual punishment)
More Less

Related notes for POL 151

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.