553. Purposes of sentencing: offenders over 18.

Any court1 dealing with an offender in respect of his offence must have regard to the following purposes of sentencing2:

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    (1)     the punishment of offenders3;

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    (2)     the reduction of crime (including its reduction by deterrence)4;

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    (3)     the reform and rehabilitation of offenders5;

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    (4)     the protection of the public6; and

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    (5)     the making of reparation by offenders to persons affected by their offences7.

However, this does not apply:

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    (a)     in relation to an offender who is aged under 18 at the time of conviction