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Young people should be covered by the faster prosecution

the Project with the faster prosecution was launched in January 2018, in Solna, Täby, stockholm, and the stockholm suburb of Rinkeby and aims to significantly shorten the process from crime to conviction.

the Results so far have been very good, and the time from arrest to judgment has fallen from nearly seven months to between two and six weeks. The number of cases sent back from the prosecutor for supplementation has fallen from 20 to 3 per cent, and the number of judgments is much more. In January expanded the project to more locations in the polisområde Stockholm nord lokalpolisområdena Sollentuna, Vällingby, Järfälla and Norrtälje are included.

to extend the project to include young offenders, 15 to 18-year-olds.

– There are those who only talk about price tag, but it is at least as important to talk about the faster tag. Perhaps it is particularly important that young offenders get a quick feedback of the judiciary, says justice minister Morgan Johansson.

Quick prosecution can be applied on simpler crimes, like traffic violations and petty theft, where the evidence situation is strong, for example, by the offender is apprehended in the act. The police may complete the investigation immediately and on the spot, and the book also time in court. Sometimes, even the fines imposed and completed on site.

could the one who is awaiting trial to commit other crimes in the meantime. It was so baked they will usually into one and the same judgment, which in practice meant that the latter crimes are not at all counted. An effect of the express purposes of prosecution is that it no longer takes place. Convicted for two weeks, and then commits a new offence, then you go there again, " says Morgan Johansson.

the method that the resources can be released for the larger crimes.

the Next step is to spread the experiment geographically, so that it covers the whole country. According to the minister, the police in both Malmö and Gothenburg, sweden is interested in the project, which can fit in all the places where there is opportunity for close cooperation with the court.

In the current Stockholmskommunerna, the police has already, in cooperation with the municipal social services, begun to complement the faster the prosecution on their own, by focusing on youth crime. The cooperation includes in 2019 to the whole of the Stockholm area.

" No, not as I see it. I can only see advantages, " says Morgan Johansson.

the Crime prevention council will present in april an evaluation of the faster prosecution of adults.

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