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Kazna maloljetničkog zatvora
Juvenile Imprisonment

Author(s): Ivanka Marković
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Criminology, Penal Policy
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Older juveniles;Juvenile prison on a high degree of culpability;Severe consequences of the offense;
Summary/Abstract: Juvenile imprisonment is a specific type of prison sentence, which differs in many ways from the other penalties of loss of liberty known in our legislation (incarceration and long-term imprisonment). This is understandable if one bears in mind the fact that it is a sentence which is passed on juvenile offenders whose bio-psychological and social development of personality is not yet completed and who, therefore, can be adversely affected by such institutional treatment. For this reason, the possibility of imposing this penalty is provided only as an exception, if the conditions stipulated by the law have been met. Law on Protection and Treatment of Children and Juveniles in the Criminal Procedure introduced certain innovations in the regulation of juvenile imprisonment and, thereby, caused certain weaknesses that challenge the legitimacy and legality of the new legal solutions.The author of the paper points out all the specificities of juvenile imprisonment, and at the same time critically analyses relevant statutory pro-visions.

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