A Scenario of Probation System in Bangladesh: An Appraisal

  • Md Kamrul Islam
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  • Md Kamrul Islam

    Advocate at District Judge Court, Kushtia, Bangladesh & M.Phil. Researcher at Department of Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies, Islamic University, Kushtia-7003, Bangladesh.

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When looking at the history of legal actions in Bangladesh, considerable legal advancements have been made in the area of access to offenders throughout the last century, with a focus on allowing access to minors. Probation, on the other hand, is still a relatively new concept in the criminal justice system. The unnatural congestion of inmates in prisons as a result of an over-reliance on imprisonment as a sole means of punishing offenders has a devastating impact on inmates both before and after their release. To get out of such a bad scenario in prison, offender-friendly methods must be considered as an alternative to imprisonment, notably enhancing the existing probation system. This study tries to put the recommendations for relevant attention into action in light of realistic needs and analyzes how to activate the probation system and enhance important laws and policies for the wider goal of reducing the number of overcrowded inmates in prisons, reforming offenders for specific crimes, and reintegrating them into society as decent citizens.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 1411 - 1428

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113725

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