What is Sentencing?

Citation data:

Vol: 17, Issue: 1

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol17/iss1/7
Author(s):
Greene, Elizabeth
Tags:
sentencing; convicted person; criminal law
article description
Extract:Sentencing in legal terms means ‘any penalty or imprisonment ordered to be paid or served, or any other order made by a court after an offender is convicted, whether or not a conviction has been recorded.’ That is, in slightly more straightforward terms, imposing a punishment or penalty for an offence of which an accused person has been convicted following a trial, or has pleaded guilty.