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Specifičnosti diverzionih programa u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama
Specificity Diversity Programs in the United States of America

Author(s): Ivan Joksić
Subject(s): Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminology
Published by: Institut za uporedno pravo
Keywords: diversity programs; juvenile offenders; criminal acts; parents; careers; court;

Summary/Abstract: The United States of America belongs to a group of states from Anglo-Saxon legal origin. Considering that in the USA constituency are huge number of states, every single one with its own legal system, so this way of expressing a legal particularisam had an influence to regulations of diversity measures toward juveniles. However, unignal legal regulations are visible on practical fields. Diversity measures, or programs, even similar from “outside“ are full of many differences depends from a state they are used at. However, even all that visible irregularities in practice, diversity measures are based on results of influences of restorative lows and ideas they are based on. In that sense these measures are showing basic principles for restorative low. On the other hand, putting interests of juvenile offender as a priority, that found it’s place by using diversity programs used to diverse criminal procedure and at the sometime preventing stigmatization of juvenile offender, which is holding whole process of criminal procedure and giving sanctions. Considering that usage of diversity programs in USA is still unknown for most of our public, with this work author is drawing attention to modules of this program, way of they enforcements and criteria used to guide authorities in charge of pronouncing and enforcing of diversity programs. On this occasion were chosen characteristic examples of diversity programs, on origin of single state USA members which is followed by relevant lows and other regulatives.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 169-181
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian