Sentencing in legal terms means ‘any penalty or imprisonment ordered to be paid or served, or any other order made by a court after an offender is convicted, whether or not a conviction has been recorded.’ That is, in slightly more straightforward terms, imposing a punishment or penalty for an offence of which an accused person has been convicted following a trial, or has pleaded guilty.
"What is Sentencing?,"
The National Legal Eagle:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/nle/vol17/iss1/7