Revista de derecho (Valparaíso)
versión ISSN 0718-6851
COUSO, Jaime. The Specialty of Juvenile Criminal Law: Empirical and Regulatory Basis and the Consequences of a Differentiated Application of Substantive Criminal Law. Revista de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso [online]. 2012, n.38, pp. 267-322. ISSN 0718-6851. doi: 10.4067/S0718-68512012000100007.
In the light of the empirical knowledge contributed by developmental psychology and criminology, and of the principles of International Law that demand special legal treatment to teenagers, in terms of Criminal Law, other than that received by those of legal age, this article identifies a series of differentiated standards for trials that should be taken into account when the courts apply the substantive Criminal Law. In order to determine the content of said standards more precisely, this article has considered its development in Comparative Law, especially in countries juvenile criminal legislation of which had a greater influence in the Chilean Law of Criminal Liability of Teenagers: Germany, Spain and Costa Rica.
Palabras clave : Juvenile Criminal Law; Principle of Specialty; Comparative Juvenile Criminal Law: Germany, Spain Costa Rica; Differentiated trial; Developmental psychology; Juvenile criminology.