The Role of Education and Schools in Crime Prevention among Child Offenders in Malaysia: Moving forward

Authors

  • Nadzriah Ahmad Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Abdul Ghafur Hamid Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, 50728, Malaysia
  • Saodah Wok Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, 50728, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2928

Keywords:

disciplinary cases; punishments, restorative justice; juvenile justice system.

Abstract

Children subjected to suspensions and expulsions from schools are often more susceptible to truancy and anti-social behaviour. Therefore, the objectives of this paper are (a) to examine the adequacy of the existing legal framework in providing effective crime prevention measures in schools and whether the laws are meeting the international legal framework; and (b) to propose viable crime prevention measures that help address the disciplinary problems in schools. A qualitative study is undertaken to meet these objectives, and the findings from this study can help schools develop more holistic measures in addressing disciplinary cases of children in schools.

Keywords: disciplinary cases; punishments, restorative justice; juvenile justice system.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: 

Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Ahmad, N. ., Hamid, A. G. ., & Wok, S. . (2021). The Role of Education and Schools in Crime Prevention among Child Offenders in Malaysia: Moving forward. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI5), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI5.2928