Discuss which sentences are most likely to prevent a young offender from further offending.

High re-offending rates have brought this to the forefront of our thoughts again. How best to deal with this ever growing problem?

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The essay starts with a discussion of the aims or goals of sentencing and of views expressed in recent times by Sara Payne.


The work moves on to consider the opportunities for rehabilitation and deterrence for young offenders.


Mention is made of sentences such as reprimands and warnings, custody, supervision orders, community orders and fines, the merits of each are discussed.


The difficulties of dealing with anti-social behaviour are raised and the introduction of Criminal Behaviour Orders are discussed.


The recent concerns about the 'revolving door' effect of crime are also mentioned.


 

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