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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe, A. Ramonyai, Mothekoa Gratitude 2020-10-06T09:06:23Z 2020-10-06T09:06:23Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (LLM.) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This mini-dissertation seeks to evaluate the best interests of the child as a separate factor that influences the sentencing of a primary caregiver. When a parent is in conflict with the law, the child stands to be affected sentence that the court may impose on the caregiver. A custodial sentence has the potential of affecting the child’s right to parental care. Therefore, in the event where a custodial sentence is appropriate, alternative care of the child by other persons become a possible option. The author recommends that after applying the principles articulated in S v M and making use of a child impact report; the right of the child to parental care should carry more weight. Thus, courts should duly consider the best interest of the child as an independent factor when negative effects to the child are associated with the sentence. Where appropriate, with either a non-custodial sentence or adequate alternative care (in the case of imprisonment). en_US
dc.format.extent v,82 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Best interest of the child en_US
dc.subject Sentencing phase en_US
dc.subject Sentencing factor en_US
dc.subject Primary caregiver en_US
dc.subject Non-custodal sentence en_US
dc.subject Parental care en_US
dc.subject Alternative care en_US
dc.subject.ddc 362.0425 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child caregivers en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Child care services - Law and legislation en_US
dc.title Evaluating the best interest of a child as a factor influencing the sentencing of the primary caregiver en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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