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Conditional sentences and restorative justice | Robert Karrass

Monday, March 05, 2018 @ 8:43 AM | By Robert Karrass

Sentencing is not about doling out the harshest penalty available. Rather, once an offender has been convicted, the court must engage in a judicial weighing of the principles of sentencing and apply those principles to the circumstances of the offender in light of the impact the crime has had on the victim and society as a whole (while also considering how other courts have treated similar offences in similar circumstances). The result should be the most appropriate sentence in the circumstances.

According to s. 718 of...