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What Is The Reformative Theory Of Crime?

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There are various theories of sentencing including those which are absolute or those that are relative. Reformative theory of crime (also known as rehabilitative sentencing) is a sort of relative theory which sees to fulfill its aim or objective and considers punishment its means to that end. As part of their aim they try and prevent crime in the future by rehabilitating criminals. The objective of this theory is to help the individual criminal become a member of society once again. The focus is on the personality of the individual criminal and neither on the scale or the measure of the crime committed. Sentences typically include counseling, compulsory therapy and community service.

Other theories of sentencing are the retributive theory which is absolute and deterrence, preventive and unitary theories that are relative.

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