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Sentenced to read

A German judge practices an unusual jurisdictional strategy: In certain cases young offenders can choose between two kinds of punishments: social work or reading a book.


In case of choosing reading, a book will be selected which has some relation to the crime committed by the youth. The young offender than has to read the book, summarise it, and write down his or her reading impressions. Afterwards, a book discussion with a social worker will be arranged.,1518,690802,00.html