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More than half of rape cases never make it to trial-simply because victims cannot afford the cost. It's a simple medical form that requires a doctor's signature. Without it, a rape victim has no chance of winning a case against her attacker. But getting the form signed costs 150,000 to 300,000 cedis. As a result, officials estimate, more than half of rape victims simply give up their hope of justice.
Convicted criminals in Norfolk are regularly being let off community punishment because there is not enough transport or staff to take them to do the work. Offenders turning up in Norwich to carry out work in the community are being turned away at the last minute due to shortages in staff and transport within Norfolk Probation Service. For every time a criminal is left behind, one hour is docked from their original sentence, meaning they are not being punished as judges or magistrates intended.
The chairman of Eastern Bay of Plenty Te Tina o Toi Tribal Service Providers, Tawhai Te Rupe, is frustrated that his Murupara-based community organisation has been rebuffed by the courts. And he is unhappy at the 18-month jail sentence imposed in the Rotorua District Court today on Shane Rurehe, whose two dogs attacked 56-year-old Virginia Ohlson in the forestry township in April.
New research has revealed that children aged under 10 committed almost 3,000 crimes last year. Yet, these children cannot be charged with an offence. In England and Wales the minimum age of criminal responsibility is 10. Below that age, children are presumed to have insufficient understanding of the difference between right and wrong to be legally responsible for their behaviour.
In reaching her decision to sentence Chavez to 15 days in jail, County Judge Martha Minot said the family members of the victims need their own version of "restorative justice" - they need to know that Chavez's liberty will be restricted to some degree. The jail time is not intended to rehabilitate Chavez, punish him or protect society, she said. "I've watched Chavez in court the several times that he has appeared, and he is broken-hearted," Minot said.
For the author, "the establishment of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (1993) inaugurated this height of the judiciarization of international relations, which ended with the attacks of 11 September 2001". Former journalist with the Swiss newspaper Le Temps, Pierre Hazan goes into an in-depth analysis of transitional justice, the political foundations of the truth commissions and their universality.
A sentencing circle is a community-directed process conducted in partnership with the criminal justice system to develop consensus on an appropriate sentencing plan that addresses the concerns of all interested parties. Some of the goals of the circle are to promote healing, make amends, empower victims and build community.
In many countries there have been steps taken to ease bringing juvenile cases into adult courts. In this case three youths, aged 11, 13 and 14, are alleged to have attacked animals in a zoo, with one animal dying and a number of others being injured.
Facing up to 195 years in prison on 39 felony charges, the owner of Pro-Tec Shutters was sentenced Tuesday to a year of community control and 10 years of probation for taking deposits from customers and not performing contracted work.
If the community justice center concept can work in Red Hook, Brooklyn, it can work anywhere. Why am I so certain? Because as Brooklyn’s elected district attorney for the past 18 years, I have seen the neighborhood of Red Hook transformed.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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