Event Title

Trial of young adults and sanctions against them

Session

Law

Description

The juvenile delinquency issue is also regulated by the Kosovo legislation, respectively with the Juvenile Justice Code. This Code, also addresses the issue of adjudication of young adults. To these category, a special and more favorable status is been recognized comparing to the older persons in criminal procedure conducted against them, because of their different personality features and their different reaction in specific situations. The possibility to pronounce soft sanctions on the young adults is also well covered by other social sciences such as criminology, psychology, criminal law, criminal procedure law and it is claimed that the purpose of criminal sanctions in some of these cases will be better achieved with measures and lighter penalties. The real reason to analyze this topic lies in the fact that this category (major young persons, 18 to 21 years) is a more specific category, regulated by the JJC, but taking into account the criminal offenses and the nature of their commission, with perpetrators 18 to 21 years, there is already an attitude from the Supreme Court of Kosovo that in certain cases when it comes to particularly serious criminal offenses, the provisions of the Criminal Code of Kosovo should be pronounced rather than the measures and penalties for juveniles as provided by the Code of Juvenile Justice.

Keywords:

juvenile delinquency; young adults; Juvenile Justice Code; Criminal offenses, Law

Session Chair

Albulena Ukimeraj

Session Co-Chair

Behar Selimi

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 3:00 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.273

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Trial of young adults and sanctions against them

Pristina, Kosovo

The juvenile delinquency issue is also regulated by the Kosovo legislation, respectively with the Juvenile Justice Code. This Code, also addresses the issue of adjudication of young adults. To these category, a special and more favorable status is been recognized comparing to the older persons in criminal procedure conducted against them, because of their different personality features and their different reaction in specific situations. The possibility to pronounce soft sanctions on the young adults is also well covered by other social sciences such as criminology, psychology, criminal law, criminal procedure law and it is claimed that the purpose of criminal sanctions in some of these cases will be better achieved with measures and lighter penalties. The real reason to analyze this topic lies in the fact that this category (major young persons, 18 to 21 years) is a more specific category, regulated by the JJC, but taking into account the criminal offenses and the nature of their commission, with perpetrators 18 to 21 years, there is already an attitude from the Supreme Court of Kosovo that in certain cases when it comes to particularly serious criminal offenses, the provisions of the Criminal Code of Kosovo should be pronounced rather than the measures and penalties for juveniles as provided by the Code of Juvenile Justice.