oa Article 40 - Case reviews on minimum sentences for children

Volume 3 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Extracted from text ... 1 The Dynamics of Youth Justice & the Convention on the Rights of the Child in South Africa Volume 3 - Number 2 - June 2001 Case reviews on minimum sentences for children When the introduction of minimum prescribed sentences surfaced in proposed legislation in 1997, South Africa contemplated following a worldwide penological trend that characterised global sentencing policy in the 1990s. Mandatory minimum sentencing legislation was first introduced in Washington State in December 1993. Legislation followed shortly thereafter in California, which adopted an even tougher law. The most familiar variant of mandatory sentencing is indeed the Californian model of minimum ..

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