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CLIP 3933

Alternative punishments

Alternative punishments
Key Info
  • Alternative punishments
  • Duration: 00:38
  • Surveys questioning the efficacy of custodial sentences and chronic overcrowding have led judges to consider non-custodial sentences for minor crimes. These can include fines, community service orders, suspended sentences and tagging.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Crime and The Criminal Justice System

  • Keywords: sentence, tagging, fine, community services, alternative punishments, crime, law, prison, modern studies, Scotland
Ideas for use in class
  • What punishments are more effective? What impact do they have on offenders, victims and reoffending rates?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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