Sentencing

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Sentence Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz on the aims of sentencing


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Similar Similar crimes committed should recieve what?
    • A. 

      Similar sentences as there should be consistency

    • B. 

      Different sentences as each case has its own facts

    • C. 

      Judges have flexibility in what sentence they want to give

    • D. 

      Depends on what the Jury thinks

  • 2. 
    In giving a sentence a judge needs to balance what?
    • A. 

      Two dogs and a cat

    • B. 

      The interests of police

    • C. 

      The interests of the society, victim and defendent

    • D. 

      The interests of the victim and the public

  • 3. 
    Which one of the following is NOT an aim of sentencing?
    • A. 

      Deterrence

    • B. 

      Prevention

    • C. 

      Retribution

    • D. 

      Retaliation

  • 4. 
    Retribution means what?
    • A. 

      Is concerned soley with giving punishment for the particular offence

    • B. 

      Is about ensuring that people are imprisoned for as long as possible

    • C. 

      Is about giving people a second chance to change

    • D. 

      Is about helping people to understand why they committed the crime

  • 5. 
    Deterrance can be of two types, what are these?
    • A. 

      General & Specifc

    • B. 

      Natural & Implicit

    • C. 

      General and Individual

    • D. 

      Normal and Physical

  • 6. 
    Is where the aim is to prevent the criminal from re-offending, what is this?
    • A. 

      Individual Deterrence

    • B. 

      General Deterrence

    • C. 

      Specif Deterrence

    • D. 

      Retribution

  • 7. 
    Rehabilitation is based on the view that?
    • A. 

      That people are inherantly criminal

    • B. 

      A leopard cant change its spots

    • C. 

      Peoples behaviour can change

    • D. 

      These people only have drug problems

  • 8. 
    Prevention, works to?
    • A. 

      Punish people

    • B. 

      Scare People

    • C. 

      To protect the public

    • D. 

      To help the needy

  • 9. 
    General Deterrence is what?
    • A. 

      Is like giving the same sentence to all

    • B. 

      Is about how the Judge generally feels

    • C. 

      Depends on the general public

    • D. 

      Is like a harsher sentence, to deter others from commiting crimes

  • 10. 
    A Sentence needs to be what?
    • A. 

      As harsh as possible

    • B. 

      Proportionate to the crime

    • C. 

      Life sentence, always

    • D. 

      Make a statement