oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Sentencing in the Netherlands
|Article Title||Sentencing in the Netherlands|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 University of Nijmegen|
|Publication Date||Jan 1994|
|Pages||7 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Admission to institution, Bail, Circumstances, Community service order, Compensation, Courts, Detention, Fines, imprisonment, Individual characteristics, Pre-trial detention, Private background, Prosecution service, Severity, Social background, Statutory framework, Statutory rules and Tribunals|
One of the striking peculiarities of the Dutch administration of criminal justice (Tak 1993:20-25) is the wide discretionary power of the judiciary concerning sentencing. There is hardly any statutory rule for sentencing in the present Dutch Penal Code or the Code of Criminal Procedure.
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