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Youth Justice and the Protection of Children in a Young Democracy: A South African Perspective

Le Roux, Jolandi
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Presented at the 18th International Conference for the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, Montreal, Canada.

In addressing the issue of youth justice in the South African criminal law, this paper will briefly focus on four main themes.9 Firstly the influence of youthfulness on criminal liability will be discussed. The second part will focus on procedural aspects pertaining to children accused of perpetrating crimes. Thirdly the sentencing of juvenile offenders will be addressed and, finally, the aims of the newly introduced Child Justice Bill will be addressed. (excerpt)


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