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NCJ Number: 237234 Find in a Library
Title: Deprivation of Liberty of Juvenile Offenders in Slovenia
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:91  Issue:4  Dated:December 2011  Pages:448-466
Author(s): Katja Filipcic; Danijela Prelic
Date Published: December 2011
Page Count: 19
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined juvenile imprisonment in Slovenia.
Abstract: Slovene courts sentence only less than 2 percent of juvenile offenders to prison, whereas approximately 6 percent are placed in institutions for residential treatment. The comparison with other European countries leads to the conclusion that Slovenia is one of the countries with the lowest share of juveniles in prison or pretrial detention. The other characteristics of sentencing and detaining indicate that Slovenia follows the recommendations stipulated in the international documents as regards to the deprivation of liberty of juvenile offenders. The article presents certain areas of the legislation in which the best interest of the child should be fulfilled more consistently. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Educational requirements; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Pretrial detention; Recidivism; Slovenia; Supervised liberty
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