Sentencing Information Package
This easy-to-read booklet is designed to help victims of crime understand the sentencing process. Topics covered include:
When is an offender sentenced?
Purposes of sentencing
Relevant factors determining a sentence
Understanding the sentence
The booklet, which was jointly produced with Victims Services and Criminal Law Review, Department of Justice, was first produced in 2004 and revised in 2011, 2014 and 2016.