Teenage Murder Touches Raw Nerve in Bosnia

15 Feb 2008
Balkan Insight

Following a murder of a young boy in Sarajevo by others teenagers, public concerns are towards now the hardening of the juvenile justice system. ‘Balkan Insight’ describes that the main problem is the lack of legal and institutional tools to control juvenile delinquents. There is only one prison for minors, the young detainees are separated from the adults only during the night. So the judges are reluctant to put adolescents in prison. Related press coverage: Southeast European Times (14 Feb): ““Protest against rising crime in Sarajevo turns violent”:http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/newsbriefs/setimes/newsbriefs/2008/02/14/nb-01”

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