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dc.contributor.advisor Joubert, J. J. Cassim, Fawzia 2015-01-23T04:24:26Z 2015-01-23T04:24:26Z 1997-11
dc.identifier.citation Cassim, Fawzia (1997) Sentencing the juvenile accused, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The abolition of corporal punishment in S v Williams and Others 1995 (3) SA 632 (CC) provided the state with the impetus to consider alternative sentencing options. Unsystematic efforts by the government to reform the juvenile justice system have failed abysmally. The government was forced to review its policies on juvenile sentencing. An examination of international trends reveals the imposition of stricter measures of punishment for serious and violent juvenile offenders. Community-based sentencing options are used mainly for first-time offenders. The focus has also shifted from punishment and retribution to prevention and treatment. It is advocated that serious and violent juvenile offenders be incarcerated in secure-care facilities and/or juvenile prisons and that community-based sentencing options be utilised for first-time offenders. The government should also design programmes that deal with situations that lead to crime and delinquency
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iv, 52 leaves)
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Juvenile sentencing en
dc.subject Corporal punishment en
dc.subject Correctional Services Act en
dc.subject Juvenile crime en
dc.subject Role of government en
dc.subject Inter-Ministerial Committee en
dc.subject South African Law Commission en
dc.subject Juvenile projects en
dc.subject International trends en
dc.subject Reform agenda en
dc.subject.ddc 345.8068 en
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile justice, Administration of -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquency -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- South Africa en
dc.title Sentencing the juvenile accused en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Criminal and Procedural Law LL.M. (Law)

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