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Title:Training needs in sentencing in South Africa
Author:Dugard, JohnISNI
Periodical:South African Journal on Human Rights
Geographic term:South Africa
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/02587203.1985.11827670
Abstract:The South African legal system faces a crisis of credibility: blacks increasingly view it as the white man's means of maintaining white domination. In order to promote public confidence in the South African legal system, training or education in the science of sentencing should be directed towards the achievement of fairness in sentencing. In this paper the author first lists what he considers to be the main components of fairness in sentencing; secondly, he examines the major obstacles to be overcome in the achievement of these standards; and, thirdly, he suggests ways in which the education and training of judges, magistrates, lawyers and social workers might be directed towards the attainment of these goals. - Notes.