Investigation into the decrease of the sentencing measure of placement in an institution for juvenile offenders for compulsory treatment

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Investigation into the decrease of the sentencing measure of placement in an institution for juvenile offenders for compulsory treatment

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Summary

When a juvenile between the age of 12 and 18 commits a serious crime, the court may sentence the juvenile to be placed in an institution for juvenile offenders for compulsory treatment, up to a maximum of 6 years. After 2005 the number of juveniles that was imposed this measure decreased substantially. This research tries to uncover the cause(s) of this decrease.

Publication data

Author(s):
Knoop, J. van der, Elzinga, H. (ass.)
Organization(s):
State University Groningen - Dutch Group - Decide, WODC
Place of publication:
Groningen
Publisher:
State University Groningen - Dutch Group - Decide
Year of publication:
2011

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Address:
Dutch group - Decide
Phone:
050 363 6907
Website:
www.decide.nl