Problem of Multidisciplinary Participation in Criminal Justice Process for Children and Youth

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Vasana Pataranantakul
Suksmai Sutthibodee
Uthai Arthivech
Vacharin Patjekvinyusakul


The problems concerning multidisciplinary participation in criminal justice processes for children and youth are as follows: In interrogating children and youth committing offences, there is a defective exemption that allows investigation officers to conduct interrogations. Regarding the problem of multidisciplinary participation in searching for facts regarding children and youth charged with actions the law determines as unlawful without legal prescriptions. If a multidisciplinary team participates in the investigation of the facts, the facts may prove to be variegated and based on the perspectives of different points of view. In comparing the Thai and selected foreign jurisdictions concerning multidisciplinary participation. Certain countries have agencies or organizations which participate in criminal justice processes for children and youth, but these are not designated by the term “multidisciplinary team.” In studying documents in addition to carrying out interviews and “brainstorming” with experts, guidelines for amending the law in the current connection were framed. It is deemed appropriate to allow multidisciplinary teams to participate at the investigation stage for children and youth committing offences in all cases without exception. Including the search for facts.


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