Rabatt i butiken eller rabatt i domstolen? En studie om slopad straffrabatt för unga myndiga

Detta är en Kandidat-uppsats från Lunds universitet/Rättssociologiska institutionen

Sammanfattning: The juvenile discount for young offenders aged 18 to 20 years old has been topical and debated for a long time. The government has appointed an investigation to investigate whether or not a removal of the penalty discount for young offenders should take place. Legally speaking the investigation must further investigate the regulation of the juvenile discount which is found in chapter 29, 7 § of the swedish penal code. Advocates for the juvenile discount for young offenders argue that the removal is a necessary action for the politicians to reclaim the social control of the relatively new and harsh criminality that has established itself in Sweden. Opponents to the juvenile discount argue that young offenders should be kept out of prison. They claim that young adults aged 18 to 20 years old is in a biological development stage that may be disturbed by harder punishments. Therefore, the opponents of the juvenile discount do not believe that removing the penalty discount is preventive or will generate any positive effects. The aim for this essay is therefore not to solve the problem. Relevant theories of sociology of law will be used, also legal terms, to help us analyze and make important perspectives heard from the carefully selected respondents. Important selected respondents who will not be allowed to speak in the response from municipalities. Accordingly the essay is important as it will contribute with new, thrilling and modern research in a highly debated social issue.

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