From Retributive Justice to Reformative Justice: Advantages of Community Service in Administration of Criminal Justice in Tanzania

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Journal Title: Journal of Legal Studies & Research
Author(s): Rahim Salimu
Published On: 18/11/2022
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
First Page: 73
Last Page: 89
ISSN: 2455-2437
Publisher: The Law Brigade Publisher

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Rahim Salimu, From Retributive Justice to Reformative Justice: Advantages of Community Service in Administration of Criminal Justice in Tanzania, Volume 8 Issue 6, Journal of Legal Studies & Research, 73-89, Published on 18/11/2022, Available at https://jlsr.thelawbrigade.com/article/from-retributive-justice-to-reformative-justice-advantages-of-community-service-in-administration-of-criminal-justice-in-tanzania/

Abstract

Many people in the community tends to give preference to Retributive justice rather than Reformative justice, retributive justice as one amongst the theories of criminal justice has many followers compared to reformative justice which is also a theory of criminal justice. Aside from giving preference to criminal justice there are a few people who are aware of reformative justice mainly because such people have been exposed to retributive justice compared with reformative justice. However, despite being good retributive justice is not the only best methodology to deal and handle the convicted criminals whereby, it should be taken into account that even reformative justice is important and that is why it tends to exist. Therefore, this article speaks of community service which is one of sentences falling under reformative criminal justice, the focus being on the importance of community service and the challenges that faces the implementation of community service in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Keywords: Retributive justice, Community Service, Tanzania, Reformative justice

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