‘Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time’. It is the line everyone knows and in a sense it’s true. Crimes are committed each and every day and they can be very petty crimes that require nothing more than a slap on the wrist and a firm fine to other more serious crimes that require jail time. It’s sometimes unavoidable but, for most people, they don’t understand the connection between the time someone receives and the crime they commit. So, what is the connection? What really determines how someone is punished when they do something wrong? If you think that a friend or family member is heading down the road of a life of crime, you should seek help with free online counseling.
How Can A Sentence Time Be Created?
There are several factors which are taken into account when it comes to someone being sentenced after a crime. For starters, the crime itself is taken into account. You also have social factors, the seriousness of the crime, and the remorse the criminal has shown. It may also be noted if the person has helped police with further inquiries which might also determine the time being served. The connection between the time and crime can vary but usually, it’s how severe the crime was and the exact crime too.