Obligatory presence of parents at juvenile court hearings

Criminal justice proceedings / Juvenile criminal law/procedural law

Obligatory presence of parents at juvenile court hearings

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Summary

In an estimate of 10 to 30 percent of Dutch juvenile criminal cases at least one of the parents or the guardian is absent when their child is heard in court. In this study, the author map out the current situation regarding the presence of parents, investigate whether the presumed beneficial effects of obligatory presence of parents or guardian are valid, and describe the practical consequences of this new provision in terms of work processes and costs in practice.

Publication data

Author(s):
Schreijenberg, A., Timmermans, M., Homburg, G.H.J.
Organization(s):
Regioplan Beleidsonderzoek, WODC
Place of publication:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Regioplan beleidsonderzoek
Year of publication:
2010

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