Achieved throughput times targets in several projects aimed at improving the output of the Dutch criminal justice system

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Achieved throughput times targets in several projects aimed at improving the output of the Dutch criminal justice system

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Summary

Although they have long been seen as a problem within the criminal justice system, the throughput times in the criminal justice system have only been high on the political agenda and criminal justice system agenda itself since 2012. The criminal justice system is formed by organisations responsible for the different phases of law enforcement, in chronological order: investigation, prosecution, trial and implementation of sentences and measures.
Throughput times refer to the time between the start and end of a process, in this case the criminal justice process. Excessive throughput times are seen as a policy problem because these compromise the credibility of a constitutional state.
As part of this research a qualitative assessment was made of the perceived extent to which the throughput times targets in several projects aimed at improving the output of the Dutch criminal justice system, so called ‘VPS’ projects, have been achieved.

Publication data

Author(s):
Struiksma, N., Woestenburg, N., Anema, K. , Boxum, C., Winter, H.
Organization(s):
University of Groningen - Pro Facto , WODC
Place of publication:
Groningen
Publisher:
University of Groningen - Pro Facto
Year of publication:
2016

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