Iraqi Criminal Recidivism Policy Reform


  • Sultan Ahmed Taro Law School, University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
  • Abdal Muhammed Qadir Duhok Polytechnic University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq



When a person commits one or more crimes, after s/he has been finally convicted for previous crime is known as recidivist. While many studies have been conducted focusing on the factors that contribute of recidivism attempting to reduce it, this research focuses on the criminal policy approach as a tool to desist criminal from reoffending.   The first part of this research focuses on the concept of recidivism, types and legal provisions that governs recidivism with clarifying Iraqi penal code(IPC) and juvenile's welfare act (IJWA) adoption approach. The second part attempts to provide a reform of the Iraqi criminal recidivism policy by adopting temporary recidivism type instead of permanent in which empower self-rehabilitation concept of criminals. 


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How to Cite

Ahmed Taro, S., & Muhammed Qadir, A. (2023). Iraqi Criminal Recidivism Policy Reform. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, 12(2), 236–244.