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Young Adults in the Justice System: The Interplay between Scientific Insights, Legal Reform and Implementation in Practice in The Netherlands


Eva P. Schmidt, Stephanie Rap and Ton Liefaard
Youth Justice Journal

Abstract

In recent years, there has been increased attention for the position of adolescents and young adults in the justice system. The Netherlands implemented the Act on Adolescent Criminal Law in 2014, making it possible to sentence young adults up to the age of 23 at the time of the offence as juveniles. This article addresses the most recent Dutch reforms in order to identify key challenges to consider when accommodating young adults in the justice system. It is aimed to highlight the important lessons to be learned from the Dutch experience with a flexible approach to sentencing adolescents and young adults.

 

Scope

Europe - Netherlands

Year Language

2020 Spanish

Category Type

Publications Article

Keywords

Adolescent, Crime, Law, Rights

Format

Pdf file

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