Access here the definitions of keywords

This glossary has been developed for the sole purpose of facilitating the use of the results of this study. It provides definitions and examples of the use of the terms relating to the information and data presented on the site concerning children in judicial proceedings. It does not include definitions of legal terms which may vary between Member States and legal commentators.


Equivalent datasets

Datasets that provide information that has been used to generate indicator scores because the data they contain correspond precisely or very closely to the definition of an indicator in the Masterlist. The symbol above has been used to signify datasets of this type. For example, Percentage of child offenders (aged 14 to 17) on probation supervised by volunteer probation officer. (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) in Austria is deemed equivalent to indicator CRIM 273

EU Summary

The document that provides a summary of the National Contextual Overviews including summary tables. The current (October 2013) summary covers children in criminal judicial proceedings.