Dutch trust justice system

17th July 2007, Comments 0 comments

17 July 2007, THE HAGUE – The Dutch have a great deal of confidence in their country's justice system, compared to other Europeans. The Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) announced this on Tuesday.

17 July 2007

THE HAGUE – The Dutch have a great deal of confidence in their country's justice system, compared to other Europeans. The Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) announced this on Tuesday.

The Netherlands ranks fourth in Europe when it comes to public confidence in the administration of justice: 61 percent says that they "tend to trust the administration of the law."

The Danes have the most confidence in their justice system: 81 percent believes justice is done most of the time. Finland and Austria come in second and third place. In Poland less than a quarter of the population trusts the administration of justice in their own country, the SCP reports.

Scandals in the justice system, like the commotion over the Schiedam Park murder in 2005, do not structurally affect public confidence in the administration of justice.

SCP researchers see confidence wane as a result of this kind of scandal, but the Dutchman's trust is soon restored once the situation has blown over.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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