DCI – Beijing Rules 25

Defence for Children International

Beijing Rules

Research as a basis for planning, policy formation and


The Rules recognise the importance of keeping abreast with the

changing problems and causes of juvenile delinquency as well as the varying

particular needs of juveniles in custody. Research should therefore be organised

and promoted both as a basis for effective planning and policy formation and for

regular evaluation of the juvenile justice system with a view to future

improvement and reform.

The commentary suggests the utilisation of independent persons and

bodies and the views of juveniles themselves in carrying out such research.

Use of the Rules

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