The introduction of probation in Ukraine

A well-functioning probation system is one of the pre-requisites for Ukraine’s accession to the EU. Aside from the political demands, the establishment of a full-scale probation system will solve several pressing issues in Ukraine.

In the last few years, Ukraine has taken significant steps towards the introduction of probation.

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The importance of multi-agency and partnership working in the field of sexual abuse

Sexual abuse is an international and transnational issue (See the UN and EU for ongoing debates as well as projects), which makes it a complex challenge to prevent as well as respond to. Sexual abuse being a global norm means that we need to get better at communicating around the issue as a worldwide community, but also as a professional community as well. We need to break out of our silos and work in partnership.

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Alternative sanctions for young delinquent refugees in Schleswig-Holstein

Refugee policy in Germany and Europe was a central topic in the media and controversially discussed in 2015 and 2016. At the same time, debates within the judiciary on how to deal with refugees who offend against the law started.

The article outlines Schleswig-Holstein’s process of developing and implementing alternative ambulant sanctions for delinquent young refugees. It discusses key criminological findings concerning the specific target group that were part of a scientific analysis delivered by the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Verband für soziale Straffälligenhilfe; Straffälligen- und Opferhilfe e.V.. This also includes recommendations for targeted alternative sanctions for delinquent young refugees in Schleswig-Holstein.


A new target group in probation: cybercrime offenders

Probation Officers in the Netherlands noticed an increase of ‘atypical’ clients: offenders convicted of cybercrime. “How do we deal with this new category of clients?”, is what they asked their policy advisors. Jelle van Triest set up the National Expertise Network Cybercrime for the Dutch Probation Service when he worked there as a Policy Advisor (he currently works as a Policy Advisor for the Dutch Ministry of Justice). In his National Expertise Network Cybercrime he combined scientific research, specialist expertise and daily practice. We asked him five questions about the network.


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