Controversial Issues of Imposing House Arrest in Juvenile Justice


The following article discusses one of the most current issues in juvenile justice – the sentencing. House Arrest has been selected for this article, because, as a sentence, it is a novelty for Georgian criminal law, therefore, it needs more attention. The aim of the article is to research juvenile justice legislation for its refinement and perfection. The article uses analytical, sociological and comparative-legal research methods

House Arrest is an alternative form of punishment. It gives opportunity for a minor not to change his or her environment, but this punishment is still very risky and it is necessary to be careful. Damage caused by improper sentencing to minors manifests itself at the individual, family, community, and state levels and requires a complex and consistent approach. According to this, we need to do more theoretical research regarding the new sentence.

The following article discusses issues such as imposing additional obligations on a minor with
house arrest and the possibility of sentencing house arrest as an additional sentence. The article
also pays due attention to certain crimes under the Criminal Code of Georgia, which, preferably, include house arrest as a form of punishment for juvenile sentencing. The article, along with
identifying legislative gaps, includes the need and ways to eliminate them. It is necessary that the
legislator takes responsibility in front of minors and amends laws, thus, making it very clear that
the object of his special care is a minor, a representative of the next generation.


Sentence, Juvenile, Justice

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