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  • Letting offenders pay, part 2

    Letting offenders pay, part 2

    Gwen van Eijk | | 0
    The British Justice department recently announced that the 'criminal court charge' is to be scrapped. Even though the charge penalises the poor, plans for a similar charge are still in place in the Netherlands.
  • Letting offenders pay

    Letting offenders pay

    Gwen van Eijk | | 2
    The Dutch government wants prisoners to contribute to the cost of their own imprisonment: 16 Euros per day spent in prison. What has not been addressed in the debate so far, is that offenders are not equally likely to be sentenced to prison.
  • Sentencing the unemployed offender

    Sentencing the unemployed offender

    Gwen van Eijk | | 2
    Offenders with a non-Dutch background go to prison more often and longer than native Dutch offenders. One explanation is that judges take into account whether offenders work or not. But differentiation based on work status may be problematic in itself.
  • The “Frauenparkplatz”: sexism or safety?

    The “Frauenparkplatz”: sexism or safety?

    Astrid Kreijger | | 1
    The “Frauenparkplatz” is a common phenomenon in German traffic. Is it the realisation of a sexist, bad joke or does it actually have a well-intended purpose? Safety and security appear to be more important than one may think.
  • The Dutch taboo (yes, it exists)

    The Dutch taboo (yes, it exists)

    Gwen van Eijk | | 0
    Dutch society is a classless society, right? Yet people with limited education are looked down upon and their behaviour runs more risk of being criminalized.