666. Purposes of probation.

The purposes of probation1 are the purposes of providing for:

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    (1)     courts to be given assistance in determining the appropriate sentences to pass, and making other decisions, in respect of persons charged with or convicted of offences2;

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    (2)     the giving of assistance to persons determining whether conditional cautions3 should be given and which conditions to attach to conditional cautions4;

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    (3)     the supervision and rehabilitation of persons charged with or convicted of offences5, including in particular:

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      (a)     giving effect to community orders