Recent events underscore the need, demonstrated in a comprehensive study published earlier this month on the instrument of collaboration with justice, for the Dutch legislature to make clear decisions in an area which is both complex and controversial.
The Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles conducted a study on the minimum age of criminal responsibility. As a result the Council recommended raising the minimum age to at least 14 years and improving youth care.
Capra and Mattei argue that the legal world still wrongly bases its core ideas, such as ‘private property’, on mechanistic science dating from the 16th century. They think it badly needs to update them to include the findings of current holistic science.