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Deprivation of Liberty of Juvenile Offenders in Slovenia

NCJ Number
Prison Journal Volume: 91 Issue: 4 Dated: December 2011 Pages: 448-466
Katja Filipcic; Danijela Prelic
Date Published
December 2011
19 pages
This study examined juvenile imprisonment in Slovenia.
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)