Extension of the duty to report to the police in cases of serious sexual abuse?

Criminal justice proceedings / Punishability

Extension of the duty to report to the police in cases of serious sexual abuse?

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Summary

The present study aims to provide an assessment framework for the debate on the issue whether in cases of serious sexual abuse an extension of both the duty to report a crime to the police (article 160 of the Dutch Code of Criminal Procedure (Sv) and the penalisation on noncompliance (article 136 Dutch Penal Code; Sr) should be considered. Next the study addresses the desirability to extent the criminal liability of private organisations (nonlegal persons) that do not report sexual abuse within their organisations to the police.
The study focuses on the care and education sectors. In addition, attention is paid to current developments in sports. A distinction is made between sexual abuse among private persons (the private path) and sexual abuse by professionals against private persons (the institutional path).

Publication data

Author(s):
Kool, R., Kristen, F., Beekhuis, T., Zanger, W. de, Kerssies, S. (ass.), Rijst, T. van der (ass.)
Organization(s):
University Utrecht - Departement REBO, Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall), WODC
Place of publication:
Utrecht
Publisher:
University Utrecht - Departement REBO, Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall)
Year of publication:
2019

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Address:
Universiteit van Utrecht - Departement Recht, Economie, Bestuur en Organisatie (REBO)
Phone:
030 253 70 40
Website:
www.uu.nl/rebo