Reformative Theory of Punishment: Analysing the Status in India

  • Suhani Das
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  • Suhani Das

    Student at KIIT School of Law, KIIT University, India

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Punishment is one of the cornerstones of contemporary civilisation since it is the coercion employed to uphold the rules of the state. A peaceful society and way of life are things that the state must provide. Lack of punishment renders the law ineffective, which ultimately leads to a society that is “unable to uphold law and order and a government that is unable to defend its citizens.” However, the reformative approach to decreasing such crimes and reforming the offenders has emerged in order to protect the fundamental rights to which every person has a right. Rehabilitation aims to fundamentally alter the way criminals behave and think. Similar to how therapy normally uses counselling and education to lessen the probability of future crime. The entire article focusses on the aspect of Reformative theory of punishment and its exact utility in India. The research objective includes in depth knowledge of what exactly is the reformative theory, its origin and status in India and finally the way it has been exercised in India since its inception.””




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 852 - 859


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