In case of probation the punishment will not be canceled (video)
In case of probation, the penalty which is imposed by the court is not canceled, they just directly work with the person. It was announced by the deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Armenia Suren Kermoyan during a seminar organized for students
"Under that, they are carried out an alternative punishments, the methods are different. We try to take into account both the victims' and perpetrators' interests, " he said, adding that due to the Probation Service public costs will be cut and second it will allow to reduce number of prisoners in penitentiaries.
Touching another risk of the investment of probation system First Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia Artur Hovhannisyan noted that the number of recorded crimes will be increased as the perpetrators will consider it as a measure of impunity. "They may think like that until Probation Service works with them, until the belief will be formed among them that probation is also the way of punishment''.