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How sentences in criminal cases are determined

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I recently read about a criminal case in the newspaper involving a police officer who received a 90-day jail sentence for breaking the jaw of a motorist that he was investigating (You can read the story here). Naturally, there are mixed opinions about the sentence. Was it appropriate? Was it too lenient? Was it too harsh?

In the world of sentencing there are few absolutes (exceptions exist for offences ...

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