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The Course of Juvenile Court Proceedings in Iranian Criminal Law
Esmaeil Kashkoulian , Masoud Heidari
Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, Isfahan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
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Background and Aim: Fair trial is one of the most important issues that have always been considered by the legislator in the case of juvenile delinquents. Therefore, in this regard, there have always been several developments that the study of the course of these developments can help the legislator in advancing the lofty goals of children's rights. The purpose of this study is to identify and explain the legislative and judicial developments that have taken place over the years in the field of juvenile justice and has brought it closer to a fair trial.
Method: The method of this research is descriptive-analytical.
Results: The findings indicate that dramatic changes have taken place in the field of juvenile justice, such as the establishment of a juvenile police force, the non-openness of the trial, the specialization of juvenile courts, the need for expert juvenile court judges, the establishment of a juvenile court and possibility of appeal on all the decisions issued by the courts.
Conclusion: During several decades of legislation on children, the Iranian legislature has always tried to take an effective step in the field of juvenile justice. In addition to criminal law dimensions, criminological developments have taken place in this field and the legislature has changed its approach from crime focusing to criminal, so that juvenile delinquency is more just and fair.

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Kashkoulian E, Heidari M. The Course of Juvenile Court Proceedings in Iranian Criminal Law. Child Rights Journal. 2021; 3(9): 35-47.
Keywords: Juvenile Court, Court Procedure, Juvenile Delinquency, Child Rights, Criminal Developments
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Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2020/11/25 | Accepted: 2021/04/30


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