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The role of deterrence and retribution in sentencing in South African courts

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dc.contributor.advisor Terblanche, S. S. (Stephanus Salomon), 1959- Ntshangase, David 2015-01-23T04:24:01Z 2015-01-23T04:24:01Z 1996-11
dc.identifier.citation Ntshangase, David (1996) The role of deterrence and retribution in sentencing in South African courts, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The role of Deterrence and Retribution in sentencing in South African Courts Since the early history of the existence of humanity punishment has been meted out to transgressors of the laws of society. Informal sanctions, including ostracism are imposed by members of society for social transgressions. Formal punishment is imposed by courts through a system of criminal justice. This dissertation deals with the concept of punishment. It considers the significance of the theories of punishment in the sentencing process with particular reference to deterrence and retribution, the philosophical rationale for their use and thus their role in sentencing. In this study the historical evolution of retribution is traced and the recognition accorded particularly to retribution and deterrence as well as reformation and prevention as penal objectives at various periods in history is examined. Case law has been cited to determine their recognition by judicial practice in criminal courts. The study also reflects on the criminal justice system's clients' perceptions on sentencing. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vii, 59 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Punishment en
dc.subject Theories of punishment en
dc.subject Deterrence en
dc.subject Retribution; en
dc.subject Penal objectives en
dc.subject Sentencing en
dc.subject Relative theory en
dc.subject Utilitarian theory ene
dc.subject Criminal courts en
dc.subject Justice
dc.subject.ddc 345.772068 en
dc.subject.lcsh Punishment in crime deterrence -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal courts -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- South Africa en
dc.title The role of deterrence and retribution in sentencing in South African courts en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Criminal and Procedural Law LL.M.

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