"the attorney-General Petra Lundh does not seem to be the least fond of its investigation, if any ungdomsrabatt for criminals. "
"It was presented at a press conference today that, in practice, was about why the current system should be retained. "
"This may sound like a paradox, yes, possibly, downright strange, but there are, as we will see, a logical explanation. "
"the Investigations that have been initiated by the government are normally presented in the web-cast broadcast live from the swanky local in a Comment of any dutiful officer who gets a couple of minutes before the minister responsible take over the show and collects the headlines and feature in the tv news. "
"But now we have the government and it would be inappropriate for the minister of justice Morgan Johansson to make the policies of the commission of inquiry"
"Low ceilings, dirty walls, endless corridors, an environment that is most brought to mind a agentthriller set in the GDR during the cold war."
"In a table in the conference room were written"
"Petra Lundh, relatively newly appointed prosecutor general and responsible for the inquiry, began his presentation by explaining that Sweden already in 1734 missgärningsbalk had a discount for young offenders. "
"She noted then that our nordic neighbours and Germany judging the young adults milder and that research shows that people first at the age of 25 have fully developed brains and can fully understand the consequences of their actions. "
"the Educational on the overhead, she explained that straffrabatten based on young people's undeveloped ability to assess the responsibility, to the young father more ill in prison than adults and that the community has chosen to show tolerance towards teenagers who commit crimes. "
"He also pointed out that people aged 18 to 20 is very brottsaktiva, but that most people who are in that age committed the crime, then sharpens to themselves and live honestly."
"And if these people are kept locked up longer period of time increases the risk that they fixed in a criminal identity and recidivism."
"the Meal was tryfferades to Lundh pointed out that juvenile delinquency dropped in the last ten years. "
"So far, sounded the press conference mostly as a meeting for people who must be convinced of the ungdomsrabattens excellence. "
"But now is not this an ordinary criminal investigation. An ordinary criminal investigation is to examine if anything is going to change. The terms of reference for this investigation were not such tiny details, the government wanted to know how the rebate should be abolished. Nothing else."
"Petra Lundh has in other words no choice. And after that verbose introduction, she informed us that the commission of inquiry proposes that the straffreduktionen for the group of 18-20-year-olds should be abolished. "
"today, an 18-year-old half the penalty that an adult had received. A 20-year-old, 80-percent. In the future, they shall be judged as those who have reached the age of 21. Then there is also life imprisonment in the punishment scale."
"the Investigation at the same time suggests that the even larger the discount that young people from 15 to 17 years of age will be left."
"A person who commits a serious crime and just turned 18 in other words, to be punished much harsher than the one who is one month younger."
"the Small margins that can justifiably be perceived as very unfair. This is the investigators, of course, aware of, but then they don't really want to ditch the current system is their proposal logically. "
"the Government has the right in that something needs to be done. Young men are murdering and murdered in a completely different extent in Sweden than in comparable countries. A problem that the criminal law sooner or later have to address."
"But is there a better way than an overall absence of any straffrabatt? Two experts, professor Magnus Ulväng and lawyer Bengt Ivarsson, has in an appendix to the inquiry added an alternative proposal. "
"If the prosecutor can prove that an accused 18-year-old guilty of repeated serious crime and that crime is linked to the fully independent churches, so shall he or she be sentenced as an adult. "
"It is an excellent idea. In this way, we avoid unnecessarily long lock up all the young people who commit a felony and then become law-abiding. "
"There is unfortunately reason to fear that such a solution is too intelligent to suit the political majority. "