Court should always bear in mind that sentences were in almost every case intended to protect the public

In R v. Howells and others [(1999) 1 All.ER 50] Court of Appeal, Criminal Division said that “Court should always bear in mind that sentences were in almost every case intended to protect the public, whether by punishing the offender or reforming him, or deterring him and others, or all of those things.”

Following two documents hepl us to expand the above proposition

Document 1

Document 2