The Nordic region is found to have a particular different approach when it comes to their criminal justice system, in particular with their punishment model. The Nordic criminal justice system of the region plays an important role in effective handling of offenders from prosecution to the sentencing patterns for individual offenders. This paper will look in to the punishment model available for each of the countries in the Nordic region as alternatives to the punishment of imprisonment. The findings of this paper will show the Nordic approach in handling criminals in terms of alternative forms of punishments other than imprisonment. Even though the evidence of this paper is based on the Nordic region, the findings of this paper will be beneficial for countries looking to reform their criminal justice systems to more humane, particularly in the scope of alternative punishments instead of imprisonment as a general form of punishment.