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Providing an analysis of criminal sentencing principles, objectives, options and trends, this text starts with discussions of general sentencing objectives and the factors that can - and cannot - affect the type and length of sentence that a court can impose. It then goes on to address the making of submissions at trial and appellate procedure as well as various sentencing options available and when they are most likely to be exercised.;The final chapter examines the main sentencing objectives sought to be achieved, and the aggravating and mitigating factors that will affect the sentencing of individuals convicted of offences ranging from murder to robbery to fraud.;This forth edition includes a section dealing with dispositions under the ""Young Offenders Act"". The chapter on parole has been rewritten to reflect the passage of the ""Corrections and Conditional Release Act"" which replaces the ""Penitentiary Act"" and the ""Parole Act"".