Received: 2016-01-30  |  Accepted: 2016-05-10

Title

Security and safety enforcment: execution peculiarities


Abstract

From the very beginning of existence of society, there also existed crime, in one or another its ways of manifestation. Historically the punishment tool and the goal of the punishment was greatly dependent on the existing authority, political system, traditions and scale of values in society. The authors of the article, continuing with scientific publication cycle, which is dedicated to execution of sentence of imprisonment in Latvia and security aspects of the places of confinement, the authors offer to become familiar with the study about peculiarities of execution of the sentence of imprisonment and security aspects in the places of confinement with respect to the persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment). Undeniable is the fact that imprisonment for life (life imprisonment) is the severest type of criminal punishment in Latvia, and its execution requires a special approach. The requirements regarding the regime of execution of the punishment and security with relation to the persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) are much stricter than with relation to the other convicts, thus the study obtains the status of vitally important topicality. This article reflects the results of the conducted study on peculiarities of execution of the sentence of imprisonment in respect to the persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) in Latvia. The article identifies issues and suggests possible solutions. The aim of this study is to conduct the analysis of the existing norms of The Sentence Execution Code of Latvia regarding the persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment) and their implementation in practice, as well as their compliance with generally accepted human rights, international norms and standards and the norms and standards of the Council of Europe. Based on the study there has been developed a series of recommendations for the staff of places of confinement working with the persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life (life imprisonment), as well as pointed out the necessity to make amendments to the norms of The Sentence Execution Code of Latvia. The authors suggest that the drawbacks and issues discovered within the framework of this study, as well as proposed solutions will make a significant contribution to the development of the punishment execution rights theory in Latvia. It will be possible to improve the sentence of imprisonment execution legal framework and practice by using new scientific cognitions stated in this study.


Keywords

imprisonment, execution of the sentence, the persons sentenced with deprivation of liberty for life, life imprisonment, regime, resocialization, human rights


JEL classifications

K10 , K14 , N43


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/192


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2016.6.1(5)

Authors

Zahars, Vitolds
Daugavpils University
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Stivrenieks, Maris
Daugavpils University
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2016


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

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