Community Sentence

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Definition: Community Sentence

Community Sentence

Full Definition of Community Sentence

Under current Sentencing legislation, a criminal conviction may attract a fine (see: Fine sentencing), a Custodial sentence, or a community sentence. Community sentences are generally felt to be suitable for offences less serious than those for which imprisonment is appropriate. Currently, the following community sentences are recognized.

  • Probation
  • Community service
  • Combination order (i.e., a combination of the above)
  • Action plan order
  • Drug testing and treatment order
  • Attendance order
  • Supervision order
  • Curfew

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Community Sentence are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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