A sentence whereby an offender is required to perform community service.
- The government, ministers might say, is already convinced of the value of community sentences.
- The Government wants magistrates to hand out more community sentences.
- Appearing to take a tough line on dangerous offenders may have been a trade-off for community sentences.
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