Complaints against a decision not to prosecute (article 12 of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure)
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- Lent, L. van, Boone, M.M., Bos, K. van den, Ansems, L.F.M. (ass.), Lipman, S.A. (ass.), Versteegt, L. (ass.)
- University Utrecht - Montaigne Centre , WODC
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- University Utrecht - Montaigne Centre
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Article 12 of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure (DCCP) provides that a directly interested party can file a written complaint with the court of appeal against – the omission of – a decision not to prosecute, to no longer prosecute or to prosecute by means of a penalty order.
This research consists of two sub‐reports. In the first sub‐report the qualitative research into the measures taken to reduce the the processing times of article 12 DCCP procedures and to prevent Article 12 DCCP procedures are discussed, as well as what the intended and the actual function is or has been of the taken measures. Secondly, by means of quantitative research the expectations of citizens who submit an Article 12 DCCP complaint have been examined as well as the experiences of the complainants in Article 12 DCCP procedures.
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