Crime and Criminal Justice in Malaysia

  • Salim Ali Farrar


This chapter provides a contemporary and critical overview of Malaysia’s criminal justice system and of government responses to the extent of crime in modern Malaysia. It includes sections on contemporary crime data, prosecution and conviction rates and levels of incarceration. It also details a series of reforms, post 2005, in Malaysian criminal law, procedure, evidence and criminal justice administration, and places those reforms in their historical, social, political and cultural contexts. In addition to shining a light on the values and interests underpinning the criminal justice system, this chapter argues the need for sustained government support to establish criminology as an academic discipline in Malaysia in order to help guide and review the need for future reform.


Criminal Justice Violent Crime Property Crime Penal Code Attorney General 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, Law School, University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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