oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Sentencing in the Netherlands

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



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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