Alternative Method of Punishments

  • Kashish Singhal
  • June 28, 2020

Content :

The present paper deals with the Alternative Methods of Punishments. It starts with analyzing the meaning of punishment which does not only mean to prevent crime from the society but also is responsible for providing satisfaction to the victim. Further, the objectives of the punishment have been discussed. The objectives of the punishment are achieved by enforcing different theories of punishment: 1. Deterrent, 2. Reformative, 3. Retributive, 4. Preventive, 5. Modern Expiation Theory and 6. Multiple Approach Theory. These theories are implemented in various countries and its impact on crime rate has been analyzed in the paper. The difference in crime rate despite similar punishments enforced in countries is due to different factors which control the criminal nature of the society. A comparative account of crime rate between International countries and India explains the need of alternative methods of punishment. After suggesting a few alternative punishments and justifying the need for the same, the author writes about the already existing alternative punishments in India. At last concluding the dilemma of theories and types of punishments the solution which seems to be most effective is to form such punishments which are not in extreme ends i.e. balancing the degree of punishments and customizing it in regard with the intersectionality of the crime is what should be defined as the duty of judiciary and legislature. The eventual Alternative Punishment of crime which was claimed in this paper and was focused is what we call as the Multiple Approach Theory.