Vol.II, No.1, 2010



Abstract: The PROBATION junior team is pleased to announce a new edition of the on-line journal, as part of this new edition we would like to thank all of you for believing in the project. This new volume sets to outshine previous editions by bringing to light ground breaking subjects. Our mantra from the very beginning continues, we believe in the potential of the youth it your capacity to provide comprehensive solutions to the field of criminal justice. In this editions we bring to the attention topics such as the criminal justice systems of Romania and Spanish sanctuary systems; the premise questioning whether the systems operate differently when it comes to juvenile delinquency, or not.

Key word: editorial

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Probation in the juvenile justice system. A comparative analysis: Romania – Spain

Diana Elena ARHIRE

Abstract: The aim of this article is to provide a comparative analysis of the Romanian and Spanish juvenile justice systems. The analysis is focused on the measures that can be applied to the delinquent juvenile. Studying more than one system of justice for juvenile offenders is an opportunity to discover many differences and also to enlarge the knowledge in the field. It is interesting to note that children in conflict with the criminal law are treated different in each country and sometimes the systems based on rehabilitation and reintegration provide better results. Probation is very important, especially when it comes to delinquent minors because in this way they can be protected from the negative effects of the penitentiary environment.

Key words: juvenile delinquency, probation

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Mediation and mediator in communities. Sâmbăta – Brâncoveanu Academy, 2-5 September 2010, Romania


Abstract: Colegiul Mediatorilor (The Mediators College), open professional organization, based on modern leadership, team spirit, transparency, project management and international openness presents The Summer School “Mediation and the Mediator in Community”. This event, a first for the Romanian mediators, provided the 87 attendees from 16 counties, experts in the field and afforded them the opportunity to meet with well known officials in the following fields of local public administration, communication, school conflict management, probation and criminology, personal development for mediators – psychoanalysis, career management ,and professional cooperation. Resolutions adopted at the end of the sessions include the main action and cooperation guidelines on short and long term and support for the petition ”Sign up for Restorative Justice” initiated by The European Forum for Restorative Justice.

Key words: mediation, restorative justice, European Union

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Mentorship in criminal justice. Parental relationship in the context of institutionalization


Abstract: Childhood is the time when the foundations of future personality are established but also the time that enables the healthy psychological development for the future adult. The parental relationship – mentorship is essential for the child to reach its full potential. Imprisonment of a parent causes a disorder in the child universe, and when it is accompanied by estrangement the negative effects are numerous. Maintaining parental relationship in the institutional context in any form, be it visits, phone calls or mail, can help the child cope with separation, reduce feelings of fear, anxiety, guilt or abandonment, and can enrich the relationships they form with people around them. This paper presents innovative and effective solutions for prevention and harm reduction of parental imprisonment in five countries around the world.

Key words: prison, mentorship

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The poor implication of families, a minus of the penitentiary system for juveniles

Adriana Daniela CASANGIU

Abstract: A major component of one’s personality comes from moral and civic education, which should be a systematic, organized and conscious activity developed by both family and school. However, this form of education can also come from other members of society, such as the institutions from the penitentiary system. Basic activities like the continuation of teachers’ work by parents, even through discussions with the juvenile under detention or the involvement of families in the activities that take place in the prison, transform the abilities of children into skills and at the same time it gives them a stronger motivation. If parents see their own children as equal partners in life, they will understand that both parents and children have rights and responsibilities.

Key words: juvenile delinquency, prison

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