Distinct approach of young adults in the (juvenile) criminal justice system

Distinct approach of young adults in the (juvenile) criminal justice system

an international comparison (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

The goal of this report is to gain insights in the distinct approach of young adults in the justice system in other European countries and to compare these approaches with the Dutch approach towards young adults. The research questions are:

  1. Which European countries have a distinct approach towards young adults in the justice system?
  2. What does this distinct approach entail during the different phases of the criminal proceedings (prosecution, trail and sanctioning)?
  3. Are there specific criteria that need to be met to be eligible for this distinct approach?
  4. What are similarities between the Dutch distinct approach and the distinct approach in other European countries?
  5. What is known about the extent that a distinct approach has been applied in other European countries?
  6. Which sanctions or interventions are applied on young adults who committed a crime in other European countries?
  7. What is known about the effectivity of the sanctions and interventions applied on young adults who committed a crime in other European countries?

Publication data

Author(s):
Zeijlmans, K., Sipma, T., Laan, A.M. van der
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
Den Haag
Publisher:
WODC
Year of publication:
2019
Series:
Cahiers 2019-14

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