A Look at Legislative Criminal Policy of Iran against Violent Crimes

  •  Mohammad Ali Khozeimeh    
  •  Mahmood Boulagh    


According to the opinions of the experts in the field of law, recognition of crimes and fighting against them is a social need combined with favorable political consequences that result in the acceptance and legitimacy of all political systems. The present article, with the descriptive-analytic method and application of all library resources, attempts to examine the designated policy of legal system of Iran in response to violent crimes. The results of the study indicate that the legislative-criminal policy of Iran includes different stages of prosecution, investigation and trial and even criminalization and sentencing. Populist criminal policy has been always considered in the Iranian legal system that instances of it can be observed in the act of intensification of punishments for the perpetrators of embezzlement, bribery and fraud. But in the late eighties and early nineties populist criminal policy emerged in the form of plans, bills and even multiple rules and unfortunately this trend is growing. At the end, it should be noted that in the populist legislative policies, due to lack of causal connection between the actions, the expected results are often not achieved and ineffectiveness of this policy on crimes and incapacity and inefficiency of this criminal policy is clear and obvious. It is hoped that the findings of this study can pave the way for further efforts in understanding and adopting wise policies and strategies to deal with all kinds of crime.

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