Source: (2001) Paper presented at the sixth annual conference of the International Association of Prosecutors, held in Sydney, Australia, 2-7 September.

Discussing community justice in the Netherlands, Scholtz first outlines geographical statistics for the Netherlands and modern crime trends and their consequences. In view of increasing crime and its effects, the government initiated a "justice in the community" scheme. This consists of developing local or community structures to work in concert with police and other agencies in support of community safety and resolution of crime and other conflicts. Scholtz highlights the work of two community justice offices in the Netherlands to illustrate this scheme.

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