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NCJ Number: 169772 Find in a Library
Title: World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems: Slovenia
Author(s): A Selih; D Maver
Corporate Author: State University of New York at Albany
School of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
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Grant Number: 90-BJ-CX-0002
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Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of Slovenia's criminal justice system encompasses political and legal systems, the nature and extent of crime, victims, law enforcement, the prosecutorial and judicial process, the judicial system, penalties and sentencing, the prison system, and extradition and treaties.
Abstract: The political system of Slovenia is in a state of transition. The legal system has historically been based on the civil law system and the codification of laws. Major crime categories include criminal offenses, economic offenses, and petty offenses. The age of criminal responsibility is 15 years. Crime statistics for 1992 indicate 43 murders, 54 attempted murders, 60 rapes, 39 attempted rapes, and 176 drug law offenses were recorded. Victim assistance services are included in general assistance schemes. Victims play a limited role in prosecution but no direct role in sentencing. The police force has a three- tiered organizational structure: (1) state level (Ministry of Interior); (2) regional level (police administration departments); and (3) local level (police stations). Police officers are authorized to use deadly force, stop and apprehend suspects, and conduct searches and seizures. The prosecutorial and judicial process is concerned with rights of the accused and bringing suspects to trial. The judicial system is currently being restructured to include district courts, regional courts, and a high court. Sentencing decisions are made after guilt of the accused has been proven, and possible penalties include fines, imprisonment, institutional and noninstitutional psychiatric treatment, treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction, judicial warnings, and conditional sentences. Slovenia has 14 prisons with a currently adequate bed capacity of 2,257. Slovenia has signed extradition treaties with several European countries and Thailand and generally accepts all extradition legislation established by the former Yugoslavia. 8 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): BJS Grant-related Documents; Commonwealth of Independent States; Corrections in foreign countries; Crime in foreign countries; Drug law offenses; Extradition; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign police; Foreign sentencing; Murder; Rape; Victims in foreign countries
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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