Theories of Punishment and Indian Judicial System

  • Panchali Rajkhowa
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  • Panchali Rajkhowa

    Ph. D. Scholar at Alliance University, Bengaluru, India

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The underlying objective for introducing the concept of punishment is to bring social order in a society. When an unpleasant act is committed by a wrongdoer, the consequence of such wrongful act is punishment. Thus, the primary aim of the concept of punishment is to provide relief to the aggrieved party and to maintain a balance in the society through effective maintenance of law and order. In this article the researcher aims to understand the concept of punishment by focusing mainly on the various punishment theories. Furthermore, the researcher also makes an attempt to bring to its readers a simple critical analysis of the various theories of punishment so as to understand the functioning of the criminal justice system. This is a doctrinal research with the help of various secondary resources.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1716 - 1729


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