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Back to the future

The call for justice, 2008-2017: forecasts and actual figures (full text only available in Dutch)


Good forecasts of the future need for capacity of all organizations in the field of justice are essential input for the government budget for justice expenses. For nearly two decades these forecasts have been made annually by the WODC in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice and Security using advanced statistical methods. It is assumed that the justice system more or less operates like a supply chain: a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a "justice problem" (i.e. a crime or a dispute) from its origin to its resolution. The justice problem may re-enter the supply chain at any point, for example when fines are not paid or agreements are not observed. We therefore speak of a justice chains.

Publication data

Moolenaar, D.E.G., Tulder, F.P. van, Decae, R.J., P.R. Smit, Diephuis, B.J.
WODC, Raad voor de rechtspraak
Place of publication:
The Hague
Year of publication:
Cahiers 2018-06

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