Juvenile Sex Offenders and Restorative Justice: A Critical Examination of Rehabilitation Approaches

  • Aathira Ajay and Dr. Gargi Bhadoria
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  • Aathira Ajay

    Student at Amity University, Noida, UP, India

  • Dr. Gargi Bhadoria

    Professor at Amity University, Noida, UP, India

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Research on juvenile sex offenders goes way back than 50 years which comes from the growing youth population. These things happen because of the impact of sex education that is being taught around the world. The access the youth has is only through the internet and most of the time illegal sites which showcase wrong and inappropriate manner. Which mostly creates urges to commit such crimes at such a young age. But proper teaching can never go wrong if done right and at the age of curiosity and adolescence so that they get the right education on how all this works instead of a wrong path or of a criminal or an offender. This research showcases how restorative justice works and how good rehabilitation can teach them and give them a holistic approach through therapies such as family therapies which gives them a new approach towards life and walking toward the path of learning and changing oneself. Since then there have been many therapeutic centers that deal with such juvenile delinquents it gives them a chance to work upon themselves such as the Centre for Sex Offender Management and the National Center on the Sexual Behaviour of Youth which has published policy and practice guidelines. These centers deal with their behavior, character development, future risk, and their sexual behaviors which brings them into clinical settings which include events such as sharing pornography with younger children or grabbing peers or touching them in inappropriate ways. Juvenile sex offenders come from a variety of social and family backgrounds and various other problems. So, this research includes all the ways it is dealt with and how it functions as some offenses occur in conjunction. It is essential to recognize that the relationship between mental health and criminal behavior is multifaceted, so it needs to be observed and read well.



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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3611 - 3654

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.117423

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