Assessing The Role Of Discretion In Criminal Justice

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Legal assignment -Draft Discretion is used in order to obtain the balanced rights of victims, offenders and society for the criminal justice system. Discretion is the power of a judge, public official or a private party (under authority given by contract, trust or will) to make decisions on various matters based on his/her opinion within general legal guidelines. Assessing the role that discretion plays in balancing the rights of victims, offenders and society, by using admissible articles. Such as ‘Life sentence for Perth grandmother killer’. Briefly explaining that it is about a west Australian man convicted of bludgeoning an elderly woman to death with a tomahawk and robbing her has been sentenced to life in prison. Colin Peter Casey
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