Legal issues in sentencing child offenders in Malaysia

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Malaysia as one of the countries that had signed the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), has now reformed their Juvenile Criminal Justice System by introducing the Child Act 2011 (Act 611). The reformation includes the provision that allocates the orders for juvenile offenders to be issued by Magistrates from the Court for Children. This article aims to discuss the legal problems arising from punishing child offenders in Malaysia. The discussion will focus on the theoretical aspects of the underlying adjudication of each order in Act 611. This preliminary study found that the reform legislation through the Act 611 has not able to protect the best interests of children, particularly among those that conflict with the law. Order based on the theory of rehabilitation should be prioritized by the legislative and judiciary so the children could be given a second chance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1098
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Juvenile justice
  • Malaysian's juvenile justice system
  • Theory of punishment

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