Everyone must abide by the rules set out in the criminal law. Anyone who does not do so may be prosecuted. The penalty depends on the severity of the offence committed. Age and personal history also play a role.
- Penalties for juvenile offenders
- Custodial sentences
- Hospital orders
- Fines and damages
- Alternative sanctions, fines and other sentences
No more Belgian prisoners in Tilburg from 2017 on
Belgium has decided not to extend the lease agreement with Tilburg Penitentiary for another term. This means that the last...
The judge decides about pre-trial detention pending an appeal
The judge who sentences a person to at least one year in prison, will soon be able to order that the convicted person be taken...
Segregated detention of terrorists works
The concentration of radical detainees in dedicated Terrorist Units is proving effective. That is the conclusion of various...
Digital service desk makes it easier to check and pay fines
Today, in Utrecht, the Minister of Security and Justice, Van der Steur, launched the digital service desk for the online...
Criminal courts authorised to impose stiffer sentences for multiple offences
The criminal courts are to be given the power to impose stiffer sentences on defendants tried for multiple offences in a single...