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Mediation in Juvenile Criminal Cases-The Case of Catalonia.

Dapena, José
June 4, 2015

Source: (-0001) Restorative Justice Online. Washington, DC: Centre for Justice and Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International. Downloaded 11 August 2005.

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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