The penalty of community service is a new system put in place of alternative penalties for short-term sentences. Some countries have adopted it as pilot program in order to find the most effective ways to rehabilitate the offenders and ensure that they don’t return to committing crimes. Contemporary legislation, including the French, which adopted this system of community service under Law No. 09/01, the French legislator tried to develop a semi-integrated system in the framework of the punishment, which is one of the best models that have been successful in the application of the penalty of community service to rehabilitate the offenders socially, and to avoid mixing them with certain criminal groups that pose a danger to the offender whose crime does not constitute a threat to society and can be remedied through the penalty of community service.

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