Crime and Effects Assignment 1

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P1 Outline Current crime and disorder legislation In this assignment I will be talking about the sentencing and orders of unlawful acts and also commenting on the effects crime has on society and the people within communities. The word crime is defined by Wikipedia by, “An action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law”. ( Another definition of crime, coming from the Oxford dictionary, “An action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law”. ( Sentencing and orders A sentence is a punishment given by a court, when being sentenced depends on the seriousness of the crime and the court that the case is heard in. most sentences issued are custodial sentences that are spent in Her Majesty’s Prison service. An order is an instruction given by a court that the individual must follow, this could be an ASBO, and this is an Anti-social behaviour order that can be placed on an individual if they have been anti-social in the area. Parliament make laws too tackle crime and disorder in local areas, some of the acts include. • Anti-social behaviour act 2003 • Crime and disorder act 1998 • Police reform act 2002 • Criminal justice act 2003 • Public order act 1986 Crime and disorder act 1998 The crime and disorder act 1998 allows for police to deal with a variety of types of crime, all of which are related to anti-social behaviour on the streets. It allows for orders and punishments to be placed on an individual. This depends on their age and circumstances and can include. • ASBO’S. An ASBO is basically an order given to someone who is behaving anti-socially in an area and what the ASBO does is that it orders the individual who has it not to go into a certain area. • Curfews. This is an order on an individual
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