THE CONCEPT OF ALTERNATIVE SANCTIONS IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Lucia Šimunová

Abstract


As the title suggests this article deals with the description of primary and significant knowledge about alternative sanctions in Slovak Republic as noticeable attribute of restorative justice. It is also based on using theoretical and methodological approach from own exploration (criminological research). First part of this article contains the introduction to types and systems of alternative sanctions and reasons for their establishment in our country. We also mention new important legislative reforms connected with application or enforcement of alternative sanctions. The second part of this article describes phenomenology of alternative sanctions. It provides more knowledge about the current situation of using and efficiency of alternative sanctions in Slovak republic. Finally, we summarize advantages and disadvantages of applying and enforcement of alternative sanctions in our country. We offer some ideas and characteristics based on the study of results of the application of alternative sanctions and judge’s argumentations.


Keywords


alternative sanctions, home arrest, community service, financial penalty, sentence of prohibition to participate on public events, suspension of sentence and suspension of sentence with probation, imprisonemnt

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