Prosecution in juvenile criminal cases
- Breugel, A.A.M. van, Boendermaker, L.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Onderzoeksnotities 2000/07
- Ra 12.282
The aim of this research memorandum is to provide an insight into the application of, and experiences with, the sentencing guideline in juvenile cases, effective since 1 August 1997. It is set out as follows: Chapter 2 deals with settlement options available to police and justice and procedural settlement of juvenile criminal cases by the Public Prosecution Service. This is followed by a discussion of the function of and embedding of guidelines at the Public Prosecution Service. Chapter 3 discusses the research results, presenting interviews held with public prosecutors and their clerks. Chapter 4 formulates a response to the research questions, with conclusions and some recommendations.