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In Spain, the changes found in the European juvenile justice system were incorporated belatedly and slowly. Until 1992, juvenile justice legislation was anchored in the principles of positivism and rehabilitation typical of the 1948 Law of Juvenile Courts. The legislative stagnation, however, was partly offset by the momentum of the juvenile justice policy, which was similar to that of other European countries (Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, among others), and in agreement with the most recent international treaties and recommendations. This could be seen particularly in Catalonia. (excerpt)

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