2018 Georgia Code
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 1 - General Provisions
§ 16-1-2. Purposes of title

Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-1-2 (2018)
    The general purposes of this title are:
  • (1) To forbid and prevent conduct which unjustifiably and inexcusably causes or threatens substantial harm to individual or public interests;

  • (2) To give fair warning of the nature of the conduct forbidden and the sentence authorized upon conviction;

  • (3) To define that which constitutes each crime; and

  • (4) To prescribe penalties which are proportionate to the seriousness of crimes and which permit recognition of differences in rehabilitation possibilities among individual criminals.

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