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The existence of crime in society is natural. However, its rapid spread is a problem that requires consideration of its causes and the search for solutions. All societies suffer from the increase in crime and the development of its methods and patterns, especially with the social, economic and political changes that peoples are undergoing. States are spending more than ever to reduce crime and address its causes.
It is well known that penal legislation in the Arab States is aimed at imposing sanctions of deprivation of liberty as an appropriate penalty for most crimes. However, this type of punishment has proved to be ineffective in reducing crime and its failure to correct the offender behavior and reintegrate him into society. Accordingly, there is a need to introduce new and alternative penalties for those used by the legislature as a means of combating the criminal phenomenon.
Like many other States, the Jordanian legislature has turned to open perspectives on the most important outcomes of contemporary criminal political thinking in order to avoid the effects of the criminal justice crisis by entrenching the concepts of restorative justice and alternative sanctions within the legal frameworks governing the functioning of the criminal justice system.
This study will be presented to work for the public benefit as an alternative to custodial penalties in terms of meaning, conditions and methods of implementation in Jordanian and comparative legislation in many countries that have applied this system in their punitive policies
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