Alternatívne tresty za drogové trestné činy na Slovensku: restoratívna spravodlivosť v praxi
Alternative Sanctions for Drug Law Offences in Slovakia: Restorative Justice in Practice.
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, Penal Policy
Published by: Sociologický ústav - Slovenská akadémia vied
Keywords: drug law offences; decriminalization; depenalization; alternative sanctions; restorative justice;
Summary/Abstract: Alternative Sanctions for Drug Law Offences in Slovakia: Restorative Justice in Practice. This study aims to map the alternative sanctions for drug law offences that are available under Slovak law and describe the use of these sanctions in practice. A drug policy development analysis and a discussion about the effectiveness of drug law enforcement is included. Attention is paid to the model of restorative justice as an alternative to the classic model of criminal justice – the retributive model. This study is based on complementary quantitative data (statistics) and qualitative data (10 expert interviews). According to our findings, the low rate of applications of alternative sanctions for drug law offences is connected with the responsible institutions' lack of competence in applying them, experts' mistrust in alternative sanctions and restorative justice, as well as the preference of public opinion for retributive law enforcement for drug law offences.
- Issue Year: 49/2017
- Issue No: 2
- Page Range: 155-178
- Page Count: 24
- Language: Czech