Below is a breakdown of how well past Legal Studies students answered questions that related to sentencing and punishment. Answers with an asterisk are the correct answers.
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Joe is in prison and provides evidence to the police which leads to the conviction of another prisoner. Which of the following is Joe likely to experience?
This question addresses the section “post-sentencing considerations” within the topic Sentencing and Punishment.
82.14%% of candidates answering it correctly. 9.71% of candidates were distracted by C and 6.85% of candidates were distracted by D
A judge delivers a maximum sentence to an offender. One of the aims of this penalty is to discourage others from committing similar crimes.
What is this known as?
This question addresses the section “the purposes of punishment” within the topic Sentencing and Punishment.
This was the 3rd most successfully answered question with 83.34% of candidates answering it correctly.
9.00% of candidates were distracted by D and 5.19% of candidates were distracted by B.
Frankie is a victim of common assault at an outdoor event. As a victim of crime, they have the right to:
This question addresses the section “the role of the victim” within the topic Sentencing and Punishment.
Only 62.32% of candidates answered question it correctly.
The main distraction was B with 32.68% of candidates choosing it.
Which of the following is NOT true when a judge delivers a sentencing decision?
This question addresses a number of section within the topic Sentencing and Punishment including:
This is a negative question, which often cause issues for candidates, as they are looking for the one thing that is not true.
This question caused candidates some issues with only 58.49% answering it correctly.
D distracted 19.83% of candidates, while C distracted 13.63% of candidates.
22 May 2023
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