versão ISSN 0718-3399
BERRIOS DIAZ, Gonzalo. La ley de responsabilidad penal del adolescente como sistema de justicia: análisis y propuestas. Polít. crim. [online]. 2011, vol.6, n.11, pp. 163-191. ISSN 0718-3399. doi: 10.4067/S0718-33992011000100006.
The article analyzes the application of Juveniles Criminal Liability Act in terms of the objectives it must achieve in the context of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The paper identifies and defines said objectives; for example, differentiating juvenile justice from adult justice, the privilege of diversion, and the exceptional nature of deprivation of liberty, which are later contrasted with the information gathered by the paper regarding these topics. Toward this end, the work undertakes a wide-ranging review and systemization of a number of reports, studies and statistics -which also determine its limitations- thereby providing an overall view of the real working of the juvenile criminal justice system. The article identifies important problems in both the application and the very design of juvenile justice that make the attainment of its goals difficult; hence, it proposes promoting coherent reforms that better achieve these goals.
Palavras-chave : Juveniles Criminal Liability; Childs Rights; Juvenile Justice System.