France

Justice for minors in France: Summary Report, 2000

Age of criminal responsibility – This is the same age as the age when defendants can be tried as adults, i.e. 18, but can be lowered to 13 in certain cases. Minors under 13 have complete immunity from criminal proceedings –          … More

Publication: Gangs in France, FFSU 2006

Publication by the French Forum for Urban Safety, Paris 2006 Written by Elodie Tournebize Translated from French by Sandra Bedout and Götz Nordbruch ABSTRACT Gangs exist everywhere. Since meeting in groups is the preferred mode of socialization among youth from … More

Riots in France, November 2005

Press release “Riots in Seine-Saint-Denis”, November 3rd 2005 Before the Government announces one more emergency programme, or one more version of a prevention law, it is absolutely essential to draw lessons from these riots, concerning failings of urban policies as … More

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