The criminal justice system and community-based treatment of offenders in Thailand

Responsibility for the administration of criminal law in Thailand is shared by several governmental organizations (including the police, the courts and the correctional department). The authors of this paper describe the functioning of these organizations, and in general terms the standard process of administering criminal justice when an offense has been committed. They also identify in broad terms the sentencing options available to a judge, from the death penalty to imprisonment to fines and loss of property. Their presentation of the criminal justice system in Thailand includes a portrait of its current state, its problems, and possible solutions to those problems. Against this background, the authors then look specifically at community-based treatment of offenders in Thailand. While informal justice alternatives have been widely used for a long time in Thailand, formal criminal justice community solutions have only appeared recently in the legal system. The authors examine the details of this formal community-based treatment of offenders in terms of parole, good time allowances, public work allowances, and probation.

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Field Value
Document type Conference/workshop proceedings and presentations
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Criminal litigation
  • Legal and judicial reform
  • Legal and judicial reform NGOs
  • Legal system and judicial system
  • Prisons
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Kalyanasuta, Kanokpun
Co-author (individual) Suriyawong, Atchara
Publication place Tokyo, Japan
Publisher United Nations Asia and Far East Institute For the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders
Publication date 2002
General note

Paper presented at the 121st International Training Course. Resource Material Series No. 61, pp. 265-293

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