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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to week 4 of ‘From Crime to Punishment: An Introduction to Criminal Justice’. This is the final week of the course, and we will continue to track Joe’s case through the system. We will look at what happens when somebody is convicted of an offence. In particular, we will look at the options available to a court when it comes to sentencing an offender. We will look at some of the aims of sentencing and we will see that these can be controversial. And we will consider whether there might be alternatives to our conventional approaches to sentencing. We will also consider what somebody might do if they were looking to contest their conviction or sentence.

Welcome to week 4

Welcome to week 4 of the course, which is our final week.

This video gives you an idea of what is coming next, and you’ll see that we will be using Joe’s story to look at some issues relating to the sentencing, and we’ll also be considering the issue of appeals.

This is our final week together, so we’ll be drawing conclusions as we progress through the remaining steps and reach the end of Joe’s case.

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From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice

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