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A decade of progress: Promising models for children in the Turkish juvenile justice system.

McKinney, Brenda
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law. 12: 13-53.

Turkey has improved its approach to interacting with children in conflict with the law over the
past decade, moving closer to a system that ensures its children the opportunity to strive for a
better future. This Article focuses on two promising Turkish reforms that hold potential to improve
juvenile justice systems internationally, namely: open model incarceration and Turkey ‘
approach to diversion. This Article demonstrates how a child-centeredjuvenilej ustice system
can improve public safety and outcomes for youth. It also addresses potential challenges to
each model and identifies broader issues that may require reform. (author’s abstract)


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