484. General sentencing principles before service courts.

A court1 or officer2 dealing with an offender for a service offence3 must have regard to the following purposes of sentencing4:

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    (1)     the punishment of offenders;

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    (2)     the maintenance of discipline;

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    (3)     the reduction of service offences and other crime (including reduction by deterrence);

  4.  

    (4)     the reform and rehabilitation of offenders;

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    (5)     the protection of the public;

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    (6)     the making of reparation by offenders to persons affected by their offences5.

Additionally if an offender is aged under 18 the court or officer must also have regard to his welfare6.

A court or officer dealing with an offender for a service offence