SOC 1500 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Mandatory Sentencing

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A mandatory minimum sentence refers to the minimum sentence that must be served. Record suspensions refer to moving the criminal record of someone convicted of an by every offender who is convicted of a specific offence offence so that it is not searchable under a regular criminal record check. Retribution involves taking revenge on the offender often by using harsh punishments as expressed by the biblical principle of an eye for an eye . Deterrence is the use of punishment to impede or discourage wrongful behaviour. Criminal behaviour can be discouraged or prevented by punishing criminals offenders from society reduces reoffending. Incapacitation is a crime reduction strategy based on the idea that removing. Selective incapacitation refers to locking up offenders who pose the. The national flagging system tracks persons who have been convicted highest risks of serious crimes to ensure that their prior criminal histories are considered by prosecutors if they reoffend.

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