Goals, values and principles

The central value of the Criminal Sanctions Agency is the respect for human dignity and justness. We believe in the potential for individual change and growth.

Commitment to the values in practice

  • Basic rights and liberties as well as human rights are protected
  • Treatment is humane, appropriate and equal
  • All activities are lawful and comply with justice and fairness
  • Enforcement is carried out so that it supports the sentenced persons’ individual growth and
    development as well as their intention to lead a life without crime

The goals of the Criminal Sanctions Agency are to contribute to the security in society by maintaining a lawful and safe system of enforcement of sanctions and reduce recidivism and endeavour to break social exclusion that also reproduces crime.


Published 9.1.2020