On the question of individualization of punishment when its appointment

Lviv Polytechnic National University

The article proves that the key to achieving the goal of punishment, in each individual case,
should be compliance with the general rules and algorithms for imposing punishment (in their
entirety), which are provided for in the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Therefore, the provisions of Article 65 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine single out certain
principles of punishment. In particular, the court, while administering justice, imposes punishment:
1) based on the provisions of the General part of the Criminal Code of Ukraine; 2) within the limits
of the specific sanction of the Special Part of the Criminal Code of Ukraine; 3) taking into account
the degree of severity of the committed criminal offense and taking into account the identity of the
culprit and the mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the punishment.
It is the consideration of the identity of the culprit, the nature and degree of social danger of
the criminal offense, as well as the circumstances that mitigate and aggravate the punishment, that
ensures compliance with the principle of individualization of punishment. At the same time, the
imposition of punishment in accordance with the outlined principles excludes a formal approach to
the administration of justice.

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