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Legal Studies Crime Response

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A response for the crime section of the legal studies paper based on the tension between individual freedoms and community interests.

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Criminal law Law Sentencing Canadian criminal law Mandatory sentencing Public law Bail Sentence Judicial discretion English criminal law Criminal sentencing in Canada Bail Act
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Criminal law Law Sentencing Canadian criminal law Mandatory sentencing Public law Bail Sentence Judicial discretion English criminal law Criminal sentencing in Canada Bail Act
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The criminal justice system aims to achieve justice for all by catering to community interests whilst still ensuring the protection of individual rights and freedoms. However, the treatment of an alleged offender within this system may foster tension between these two aims, as there is a responsibility to fulfil the rights and freedoms of the accused and reflecting the societal values surrounding the case at the same time. This tension can be further examined through an analysis of mandatory sentencing laws, amendments to existing bail laws, and finally legislation regarding charge negotiation. The Crimes (Sentencing and Procedures) Act 1999 (Cth), setting out the guidelines for mandatory sentencing, has compromised the achievement of just outcomes for offenders in attempting to appease community interest in safety. Under the separation of powers outlined in ...
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