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NCJ Number: 149156 Find in a Library
Title: Punishment
Author(s): R Cochrane; D Van Zyl Smit
Corporate Author: University of Cape Town
Institute of Criminology
South Africa
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: University of Cape Town
Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
Sale Source: University of Cape Town
Institute of Criminology
Private Bag
Cape Town, 7700,
South Africa
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: South Africa
Annotation: This booklet examines why and how offenders are punished in the South African criminal justice system.
Abstract: Punishment has various objectives: retribution, rehabilitation, deterrence, incapacitation, and reparation. In South Africa, courts have the options of imposing the death sentence, imprisonment, committal to an institution, fines, corporal punishment, community service orders, correctional supervision, postponed and suspended sentences, compensation orders, and forfeiture. Convicted juveniles can be sentenced to all of these punishments, with the exception of the death penalty. Alternatively, convicted juveniles can be whipped, sent to reform school, or placed under the supervision of a probation officer or other guardian.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Courts; Foreign sentencing; South Africa
Note: Developing Justice Series No. 16
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