Adult Sentencing Essay

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 Adult Sentencing November 12th,2014

Conviction is for an adult and that means you have a criminal record

Found Guilty is for both adults and youth, you been found guilty for an offence and it is on your record for a short period of time. Adult means that you have it on your record for a short period of time. Youth are NEVER found guilty.

Police-Court (Diversion)-Corrections-Parole
-Mental Health
-Drug Court
-Aboriginal
-Programs

Alternative Measures 717 CCC
Alternative measures may be used to deal with a person alleged to have committed an offence only if it is not inconsistent with the protection of society and the following conditions are met.
- Is it good for the offender? Is it good for the society? And is it a good program? Is it good for the victim?
-Does the person agree to the program?
-They have the right to talk to a lawyer to see if its for their best interests
-Accept responsibility
-Making sure there is sufficient evidence to go to trial
-Whatever you did has to be a criminal offence

Restriction on Use
-Alternative measures shall not be used to deal with a person alleged to have committed an offence if the person
-Denies participation or involvement in the commission of the offence; or
-Expresses the wish to have any charge against the person dealt with by the court.

Purpose and Principles of Sentencing 718
-We all know that committing a offence is wrong, its bad to do that
-Knowing that you will get in trouble from doing something wrong
-To separate offenders from society, where it is necessary for public safety
-Assist in rehabilitating offenders
-To provide justice for harm done to victims or to the