Ley penal del menor en Colombia: un enfoque participativo.

Translated title of the contribution: Penal minor law at Colombia:: a participatory approach

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Criminality and minors are two categories with intense relations on the present Colombian re-ality. The criminal problematic that suffers the Colombian society implies very often the ac-tion of minors, children in many cases, as tools in the hands of the different criminal gangs that do their criminal activities at Colombia. Colombia is also, and from the Constitution of 1991, one the countries with a bigger number of participatory tools. This paper aims to show the minor Colombian penal regulation and set out its possible development and reform through the participatory democracy mecha-nisms that exist at Colombia. It will be tried to check the utility of those mechanisms to im-prove the minor law regulation, helping with that to improve the integration in the society of the minor delinquent.
Translated title of the contributionPenal minor law at Colombia:: a participatory approach
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)127-144
Number of pages18
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Colombia
  • Minor
  • Participatory democracy
  • Penal
  • Youth


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