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NCJ Number: 167662 Find in a Library
Title: Restorative Juvenile Justice: A Way to Restore Justice in Western European Systems? (From Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law, P 169-199, 1996, Stewart Asquith, ed. - See NCJ-167654)
Author(s): L Walgrave
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 31
Sponsoring Agency: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
London, N1 9JN, England
Sale Source: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
118 Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JN,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This chapter compares juvenile justice systems of several Western European countries.
Abstract: Five different means of dealing with young people who commit offenses can be identified in the European Union: a pure welfare approach; a welfare approach with some exceptions for penal interventions; a specific system of juvenile penal law; penal intervention with exceptions for educative concerns; and a purely retributive system. The chapter compares juvenile justice systems in four areas: (1) the age categories to which the countries' judicial intervention applies; (2) the agencies imposing coercive measures to minor delinquents; (3) possible special procedures for prosecuting minor delinquents, with special attention for educational concerns; and (4) specific educative or punitive measures taken against minors who committed an offense. The chapter compares the three basic models of reacting to juvenile crime: retributive, rehabilitative and restorative. It also explores restorative justice as a fully fledged juridical approach; discusses the prospects of restorative justice for juveniles; and describes two basic schemes of restorative justice: mediation and community service. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Corrections policies; Cross-cultural analyses; Custody vs treatment conflict; Europe; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile justice management; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile rehabilitation
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