Sentencing and Punishment. Sentencing. Happens after a guilty verdict. Happens also if a defendant pleads guilty before a trial were to take place. Judge decides on a punishment. Sentencing: Determining factors. LEGAL FACTORS. MORAL FACTORS.
Mitigating Factors: aspects of crime that make it less severe (i.e. provocation, addiction).
Aggravating factors: aspects that make the crime more severe (i.e. cruel intent, harming a child, etc)
If a convicted person misbehaves, the sentence becomes active (i.e. arrest warrant issued and sent to jail to fulfill the sentence).