Sentencing Fact Sheet

What does a judge consider when sentencing in Criminal Court? What types of sentences can be given? What is a Pre-Sentence Report? Victim Impact Statement? Sentencing circle?

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Provincial Court of British Columbia
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sentencing objectives, absolute discharge, conditional discharge, suspended sentence, probation order, compensation, restitution, suspension of privilege, fine, imprisonment, conditional sentence order, jail sentence, pre-sentence report, victim impact statement, sentencing circle