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

The United Nations Guidelines for the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency, also known as Riyadh guidelines, were adopted by the eighth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders held in 1990.  The Riyadh guidelines complement the Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice adopted in 1985.

The Riyadh guidelines discuss a positive and pro-active approach to preventing the rise of crime in the youth population.  The Riyadh guidelines recognize children as human beings and lists various methods to discourage juvenile delinquency.

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