Juvenile Delinquency Laws in Bhutan

  • Namgay Zam
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  • Namgay Zam

    Student at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India

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This research evaluates the laws of juvenile delinquency in Bhutan and also focuses on the juvenile justice system by providing more insights such as the cause and effect of juvenile delinquency, its relationship with society, and finding more ways to develop its justice system. Juvenile delinquency is a legal term and not a specific behavioral or psychiatric syndrome. Because common law is founded on theological law, society has traditionally responded to juvenile delinquency and crime based on moral and religious beliefs, about the age at which juveniles are criminally responsible rather than scientific knowledge. Research has shown that there is a high degree of offenses committed among all teenagers, and the majority of offenses that violate the law are one-time occurrences that are usually non-violent. Only about 5-10% of teenagers commit violent crimes.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 1592 - 1609

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113218

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