Juvenile Delinquency

  • Anjali Sharma
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  • Anjali Sharma

    Student at B.S. Anangpuria Institute of Law, Alampur, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Juvenile delinquency refers to the behaviour of minors who engage in criminal activities. This phenomenon is a significant concern in India, as the number of juvenile offenders has been steadily increasing over the years. The causes of juvenile delinquency in India are multifaceted and complex. Factors such as poverty, social inequality, lack of education, and family dysfunction are often cited as contributing to delinquent behaviour in young people. Additionally, exposure to violence and substance abuse, peer pressure, and mental health issues can also play a role in shaping delinquent behaviour. The Indian government has taken steps to address juvenile delinquency through the Juvenile Justice Act, which seeks to protect the rights of children in conflict with the law. The act focuses on rehabilitation and reintegration into society rather than punishment, recognizing the potential for positive change in young offenders.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 3401 - 3417

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.114796

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