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Educational Measures

There are six educational measures that may be imposed on juvenile offenders:

  • - A reprimand
  • - Instructions and prohibitions (with 11 different possibilities)
  • - Supervision by a social welfare agency (Centre for social work)
  • - Committal to an educational home
  • - Committal to a juvenile correctional home
  • - Committal to an institution for physically or mentally handicapped youth

Three of the six educational measures are carried out in the juvenile’s existing home environment (nonresidential), while the last three measures include taking the juvenile out of the environment deemed detrimental toward the youth (residential). Courts are restrictive in using the latter form: in over 85 %> of cases one of the first three listed measures is applied, meaning the juvenile remains at home (See Table 19.4).

Year

Total sanctions imposed

Nonresidential educational measures %

Residential educational measures %

Juvenile detention %o

Fine %

2000

591

93.0

4.6

1.5

0.8

2001

571

94.8

3.5

0.9

0.9

2002

728

94.3

4.0

0.8

1.0

2003

568

91.9

6.7

0.7

0.7

2004

615

92.6

4.7

1.3

0.8

2005

497

90.8

6.8

1.6

0.6

2006

506

89.9

5.7

2.1

1.7

2007

459

89.6

6.3

2.8

1.3

2008

489

88.4

9.8

1.2

0.6

2009

414

89.7

8.4

0.7

0.2

2010

327

92.1

5.8

0.6

0.6

2011

369

86.2

12.7

0.3

0.3

2012

398

87.7

11.3

1.0

0

2013

434

84.9

13.8

1.1

0.2

2014

314

87.9

11.8

0.3

0

(Source: Statistical Office)

 
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