PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF PUNISHMENTS FOR FOREST OFFENCES

  • Rokiah Kadir Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Nur Haniff Mohd Noor Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Suriyani Muhamad Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Development Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine if the law currently in force is ineffective and thus contributes to the occurrence of forest offences. The paper analyses the punishments under the National Forestry Act 1984 based on the perceptions of related stakeholders on the effectiveness of those punishments in addressing illegal logging and other forest offences. A questionnaire was utilized to obtain responses from 240 purposively selected stakeholders. The collected data were analysed in the context of measures of central tendency to identify the extent to which the respondents agreed with the stated items. The results demonstrate that the law was generally perceived to be acceptable. The findings also identified compensation payment based on the value of tree or wood as the most significant item, while longer imprisonment term was rated as the least significant item.

Published
2021-07-05
How to Cite
KADIR, Rokiah; MOHD NOOR, Muhammad Nur Haniff; MUHAMAD, Suriyani. PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF PUNISHMENTS FOR FOREST OFFENCES. UUM Journal of Legal Studies, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 41-60, july 2021. ISSN 0127-9483. Available at: <http://e-journal.uum.edu.my/index.php/uumjls/article/view/uumjls2021.12.2.3>. Date accessed: 07 dec. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.32890/uumjls2021.12.2.3.