What Are Community Orders?
Published on 30th August, 2016 by Desmond Ong
Community Orders are derived from a community based sentencing regime that is intended to differentiate low risk offenders from hardcore offenders.
One of the objectives of Community Orders is to not subject low risk offenders into the harsh climate of the prisons which could have the negative and unintended effect of hardening low risk offenders into hardcore repeat offenders.
Examples of Community Orders include the following:
- Mandatory Treatment Order
- Day Reporting Order
- Community Work Order
- Community Service Order
- Short Detention Order