Juvenile delinquency

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Juvenile delinquency

  1. 1.  Juvenile: A boy or girl child under 18 years of age is a juvenile or child under section 2(k) JJA 2000 Delinquency: a kind of abnormality when an individual deviates from the course of normal social life. Juvenile Delinquent: a juvenile who is alleged to have committed an offence and has not completed 18th year of age as on the date of commission of such offence (section 2(l) JJA 2000)
  2. 2.  Violent Crimes Drug & Alcohol Violations Sexual Offences Status Offence
  3. 3. Juvenile Crime Rate 32.5 21.5 Juvenile Crime Rate 10.5 0 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
  4. 4.  Social disorganisation Family environment Increase in standard of living For seeking attention Attraction towards money and luxuries Influence of media
  5. 5.  Influence of video games Strain and stress Labelling Mental disorders
  6. 6.  Juvenile Justice Act 1986 Probation of offender Act 1958 Criminal Procedure Code Indian Penal Code
  7. 7.  JDC are meant to rehabilitate the children who have committed crime and/or found guilty. To provide them with the facilities required to be a good citizen.
  8. 8.  Physical abuse Interaction with children of high criminal nature Chances of turning into a complete criminal
  9. 9.  An offender who is too young to be tried as an adult. Juvenile Community Review Board Parental Responsibility Training Programme Intensive Family Preservation Programme
  10. 10.  Survival Right Development Right Protective Right Participation Right
  11. 11.  Proper attention to children. Comprehensive policies and strategies. Importance of schools. By giving proper education. Requires efforts on the part of the entire society. Avoiding criminalizing and penalizing a child for simple reasons.
  12. 12.  Providing awareness. Range of services and helping measures. Contribution by mass media. Implementation of social policies.
  13. 13.  Counselling Meditation Showing affection Creating a sense of belonging
  14. 14. “No one is born as a criminal, but are made criminals”

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