Juveniles between Habitual Adolescent Behaviour and Mental Disturbances

Start Date: Sunday, January 29, 2012
End Date: Saturday, February 04, 2012
Category: Society Issues
Venue: Wustrau
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): German
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 5
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

The conference is targeted at criminal law judges and public prosecutors who deal with juvenile criminal matters.
It will focus on the following topics:

  • The psychology of the formation of children and adolescents
  • The criminal maturity of juvenile and adolescent offenders
  • The basic principles of mental disturbances
  • The boundary between “deviant”, but still habitual adolescent behaviour and mental disturbances
  • Measures of criminal prevention and therapeutic measures in the presence of juvenile lawbreakers
  • Problems related to the development and criminal prognosis for juveniles
  • Possibility to bring in “one’s own cases” for the purpose of clarifying juridical questions.