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Comprehensiveness of punishment for baby dumping: Definition, severity and coverage

Termizi, Mazbah and Abdullah, Nurhidayah and Mohd Jaafar, Noor Ismawati (2016) Comprehensiveness of punishment for baby dumping: Definition, severity and coverage. In: Regional Conference on Science, Technology and Social Sciences (RCSTSS 2014) : Business and Social Sciences. Springer Science & Business Media Singapore, Singapore, pp. 765-774. ISBN 978-981-10-1456-7

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The act of abandoning or disposing foetus and newborn is widely known as baby dumping in Malaysia. Even though the statistics of the crime is difficult to obtain and mostly underreported, the issue has attracted much attention and being considered by the society in most part of the world as a heartless crime. The offender could be charged under relevant act which enforcing stipulated punishment. Using content analysis, the paper explores the punishment methods available for those convicted to the crime in Malaysia and few selected countries. The types of punishment with its guarded act or statute are identified, and then comparison of its severity is done. The paper argues that the severity of the punishment might have positive impact on reducing the crime. The differences in definition and coverage are also discussed in order to determine the comprehensiveness of punishment methods among the selected countries of study.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5629/51504
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child abandonment, Comparative study, Severity of punishment
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Mazbah Termizi
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 11:33
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 08:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51504

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