Takzir Offences and Youth Offenders : A Critical Appraisal of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir) (Terengganu) Enactment 2001

Hamid, Noor 'Ashikin and Mohamed, Abdul Majid Tahir and Pauzai, Nur Amani and Syed Nong, Shariffah Nuridah Aishah (2015) Takzir Offences and Youth Offenders : A Critical Appraisal of the Syariah Criminal Offences (Takzir) (Terengganu) Enactment 2001. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 2015 ((S)). pp. 27-38. ISSN 0128-7702 (Printed) 2231-8534 (Online)

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Abstract

The commission of syariah offences by teenagers has become increasingly worrisome nowadays in Malaysia particularly in the state of Terengganu. News on the arrest of these teenagers by the authorities frequently appears in the daily newspapers and reports. If such offences are not controlled or effectively overcome, it will result in moral collapse amongst the future generations. Therefore, this article is written to investigate the age and gender of the youth offenders, and types of offence and Islamic law (takzir) punishments imposed upon them. It will also examine the adequacy of law and enforcement in the prevention of such offences in the state of Terengganu. The study adopts qualitative methodology where data are collected through library research and semi-structured interviews with key informants. During the process, the data of takzir offences in the form of case law decided by the Terengganu Syariah Courts from year 2008 to 2013 were analysed. The study found that nearly half of the youth offenders are of the age of 17 with female domination and most of the offences committed relate to sexual offences. The article concludes by forwarding few suggestions to improve the law and administration process in dealing with these offences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Law, Accountancy & International Relations
Depositing User: Dr. Abdul Majid Tahir Mohamed
Date Deposited: 02 May 2016 02:52
Last Modified: 02 May 2016 02:52
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4313

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