oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Formulating new juvenile justice legislation in South Africa
|Article Title||Formulating new juvenile justice legislation in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminal and Procedural Law, UNISA|
|Publication Date||Nov 1998|
|Pages||330 - 349|
|Keyword(s)||Children, Correctional Services Amendment Act, Criminal Procedure Act, Custody, Detention, International trends, Juvenile justice system, Juvenile sentencing, South Africa, United States and USA|
This article will address the need to fonnulate new juvenile justice legislation in South Africa. It will focus on children in custody and the recent steps introduced by government to create a streamlined and effective juvenile justice system that does not put young people at risk. This article will also examine international trends in juvenile justice in the United States with a view to adopting such trends in South Africa. Finally, the conclusion will propose a reform agenda for the future. It is hoped that this agenda will bring us closer to our goal of providing justice for juveniles.
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