Kinds of Punishment under Indian Penal Code: A Critical Evaluation and Need for Reform​​

Shyam Prakash Pandey
Superintendent of Customs, Indian Customs, Mumbai, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

The Indian Penal Code was enacted in 1860 and has undergone very few changes since its enactment. Various organizations are of the view that kinds and quantum of punishment prescribed in the Indian Penal Code, 1860 are not appropriate as per changed scenario. The purpose of the punishment will be helpful in evaluating the measure and quantum of Punishment of different offences under Indian Penal Code. This paper is an effort to analyze the different kinds of punishments under Indian penal code, 1860 and their suitability to the present scenario.

Keywords: Deterrence, Reformative, Retributive, Preventive, Imprisonment, Capital Punishment