Juvenile Justice System, The Society and Much Needed Improvisation of Rehabilitation Homes in India​​

Bhushan Yadav
Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

Juvenile Delinquency is a serious threat for our society and our future as a nation. We cannot really blame any single person or authority for this problem. Parents, schools, society, local and federal government agencies are all somewhat responsible for youth crimes. So, instead of simply passing the buck, it’s better to accept the responsibility and collaborate on fighting the problem. We’ve got a few pointers on how to prevent juvenile delinquency, in case you plan on combating it as a parent and as a society.

The need for the study is to highlight and explain the exact meaning of Juvenile Justice and how the J.J system works under the Juvenile Justice (care and protection of children) Act, 2015. Further it is also very necessary to analyze and evaluate the meaning of Juvenile and under what circumstances a Juvenile can be treated as an adult and tried under the Indian Penal Code.

The scope of the research paper is limited to the concept of Juvenile Justice System in the Criminal Justice System. The researcher has relied upon the current significant legislation and relevant Articles of the Constitution to enlighten about the present status of the term “Juvenile Justice” in India. This paper further focuses on the circumstances under which a child offender can be treated as an adult. The paper finally limits itself to the concept of house arrest and its implementation in our country as it is still not legalized in our country. Several foreign countries have legalized this concept and the offenders specially the juveniles who are of harmless nature and are not a threat to the society can be considered for the same.

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.25954