President of the Basic Court in Požega
Senior Judge in the Court Oost-Brabant, The Netherlands
Received: 19 October 2021
Accepted: 11 November 2021
Alternative sanctions are a deviation from the traditional system of imprisonment and their advantage certainly lies in a more humane and less repressive treatment of convicted persons. Alternative sanctions need to be present in the criminal sanctions system of every country in order to make this system more effective, primarily having in mind the goals of special prevention. This paper aims to present the alternative sanctions systems in Serbia and the Netherlands, respectively, with reference to case law examples, as well as to perform a comparative analysis of the two systems and indicate their advantages and disadvantages, as well as methods of their improvement.
KEY WORDS: alternative sanctions, comparative law, criminal law, probation, rehabilitation.