Juveniles and life imprisonment Juveniles and life imprisonment

Patricia Goliath examines the imposition of life imprisonment on juveniles in South Africa, the USA, England and Wales. This article first appeared in the May 2003 issue of De Rebus, the SA Attorneys' Journal, and is reproduced with permission.

Juvenile Justice Review 1999-2000

The Annual Juvenile Justice Review looks at developments in the field of juvenile justice during the period 1999 - 2000. It analyses judgments that have been handed down by our Courts and includes statistics relating to children in conflict with the law.

Minimum sentences for juveniles cut down to size

Minimum sentences for children are very controversial as the concept minimum sentences contravenes a number of internationally accepted principles. This article analyses a number of South African cases that deal with the issue and that question the acceptability of prescribed minimum sentences upon children.