Justice and Court Administrations, Their Workings and Efficiency in Switzerland : Aspects of Sentencing And Its Outcome In Swiss Cantons

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Justice and Court Administrations, Their Workings and Efficiency in Switzerland : Aspects of Sentencing And Its Outcome In Swiss Cantons
Périodique
International Journal For Court Administration
Auteur(s)
Fink D., Koller C.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
4
Numéro
3
Pages
121-131
Langue
anglais
Notes
Special issue: research in judicial administration
Résumé
The comparison of the operations of the administration of justice among cantons shows on one side large differences in the three major types of sentencing, in the use of pre-trial detention and the unsuspended prison sanction. When combined, one finds however very weak relationships when considering absolute, percentage or weighted results. On the other side, the outcome of these different policies is much paradoxical as there are no differences when comparing recidivism rates among cantons, despite strong differences in the use of pre-trial detention and the sentencing with prison sanctions.
The paradoxical outcome of crime policies in terms of recidivism - e.g. the absence of differences of the outcome based on sanctions in the domain of less severe delinquency - suggests the need for more empirically informed crime policies. The role of justice administrators could be to participate in the dissemination of those findings as well as the dissemination of best practices among cantons with regard to outcomes and the use of resources - especially with consideration to the use of the prison sanction as it is the most costly and the most inefficient of all sanctions. Furthermore, the observance of the principle of equality before the law would be most likely be promoted.
Mots-clé
court administration, federalism, efficiency
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