Methods of Dealing with Juvenile Offenders in Correctional Institutions

أساليب معالجة الأحداث الجانحين في المؤسسات الإصلاحية / المركز العربي للدراسات الأمنية والتدريب.

إبراهيم بن مبارك الجوير ; Ibrahim bin Mubarak Juweir and others (1990)


The phenomenon of juvenile delinquency is one of the social phenomena that affect all the human societies. It is a widespread problem in both the developing countries and the developed ones. This study includes a range of topics that discuss the different methods of treatment of juvenile offenders in correctional institutions. At the beginning, it talks about the role of Islamic education in handling this problem in which it explains the concept of juvenile delinquency, its causes, views and theories that explain the factors of this deviation and the trends of Islamic methodology in facing it. Then it moves on to talk about the ways of medical psychological therapy in treating juvenile offenders which include the Islamic prevention style, early diagnosis and medical care, psychological care and rehabilitation, treatment of their families as well as its impact on society. After that it points out the educational methods in treating the offenders which include increasing the interaction opportunities and the deal-oriented methods, providing support to the socialization centers and give suitable training for their staffs, paying attention to the overall development (economic and social) and forming public opinion to support the conduct of good examples. Finally, it shows the process of designing and developing a program to work with groups of juvenile delinquents. This program will show the social workers who work with those people continuously how to direct their interaction in a constructive way. Moreover, this program will be the best way to reduce the offenders’ misbehaviors and at the same time it will increase the professional skills of the specialists in dealing with such situations. In addition to that, it will address the social and vocational rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.