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United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency (The Riyadh Guidelines)


Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Abstract

1. The prevention of juvenile delinquency is an essential part of crime prevention in society. By engaging in lawful, socially useful activities and adopting a humanistic orientation towards society and outlook on life, young persons can develop non-criminogenic attitudes.
2. The successful prevention of juvenile delinquency requires efforts on the part of the entire society to ensure the harmonious development of adolescents, with respect for and promotion of their personality from early childhood.
3. For the purposes of the interpretation of the present Guidelines, a child-centred orientation should be pursued. Young persons should have an active role and partnership within society and should not be considered as mere objects of socialization or control.
4. In the implementation of the present Guidelines, in accordance with national legal systems, the well-being of young persons from their early childhood should be the focus of any preventive programme.

Scope

International

Year Language

2019 English, Spanish, French

Category Type

International Texts Guideline

Keywords

Delinquency, Education, Family, Justice, Juvenile, Prevention, Protection, Social

Format

Web

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