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Situation Analysis

Hungarian situation of juvenile offending and its retribution

dr. Bol yk y Or sol ya, d r. Sár ik E sz ter | Pressley Ridge Hungary Foundation | 94 pages
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The present publication is a situation analysis of the juvenile justice system in Hungary that was developed in the framework of a Swiss-Hungarian cooperation between Terre des hommes Foundation (Lausanne) and Pressley Ridge Foundation Hungary.

The publication is trying to answer the following questions:

• legal framework: how does the legal system treat juvenile offending?
• How is practice different? What types of court decisions are being made in reality?
• How do judges decide who goes to prison and who goes to correctional facility?
• What are the types of crimes that are characteristic of young people, due to their psychological and age-related issues?