Approach to reduce the number of unserved prison sentences

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Approach to reduce the number of unserved prison sentences

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Summary

This research was conducted in response to the observation that in 2018 there were approximately 11,000 people who were given a prison sentence in the Netherlands, but whose sentence has not yet been (fully) served. Because these people have not reported to serve their sentences and/or because the investigative authorities are unable arrest these people, they have been designated as 'untraceable convicts'.

The ultimate goal was to examine what opportunities there are for improving international cooperation and what legal aspects play a role in this. In order to gain inspiration, we also looked at the issue of 'untraceable convicts' in other countries and how the approach in these countries might give us ideas for improving our approach in the Netherlands.

Publication data

Author(s):
Winter, H., Geertsema, B., Krol, E., Beukers, M., Hoving, R.
Organization(s):
University Groningen - Pro Facto, WODC
Place of publication:
Groningen
Publisher:
University Groningen - Pro Facto
Year of publication:
2020

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Pro Facto
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