Recidivism among Dutch juveniles with a penal treatment sanction
- Heiden - Attema, N. van der, Wartna, B.S.J.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Onderzoeksnotities 2000/09
- Ra 12.391
This memorandum comprises a report on a reoffender measurement for juveniles who have been order to receive a penal treatment sanction. The study, carried out at the request of the Dutch Correctional Institutions Service (DJI), fits in with the development of the Recidivism Monitor. WODC wishes to use this project to drastically expand the number of recidivism measurements in the coming years, with the aim of obtaining a better insight into the outflow results of judicial interventions. Some groups, such as youngsters with a penal treatment sanction, will be monitored by means of repeated measurements to be able to map out the further progress of their criminal career. This survey is used to establish to what extent the group of youngsters placed in a judicial institution for juvenile offenders are comparable to youngsters who were ordered a special treatment (bb) or juvenile hospital order prior to the amendment of the juvenile criminal law. The background characteristics that play a role in the comparison of the three subgroups are: the age of the youngster, gender, ethnicity, nature and seriousness of the basic offence, duration of the measure and the scope of the criminal past, i.e. the number and seriousness of offences committed and prosecuted. In addition to a description of the groups of youngsters with special treatment, a juvenile hospital order and a placement in a judicial institution for juvenile offenders, this study also addresses recidivism amongst youngsters in the period following termination of the measure.