An introduction to the issue of juvenile delinquency

Normally, they do not qualify for any job. In addition to the workshops, Howard Snyder, research director of the National Center for Juvenile Justice, spent part of one meeting discussing relevant datasets with the panel members. Though some decades back in India the public opinion was very strong against divorce and remarriage, now it has changed to some extent with the increase in industrialization and urbanization.

Mentally retarded children should be specially and cautiously, dealt with parents and teachers. In addition to other important causes of delinquency, those who feel inadequate and rejected by the group and society join gangs, peer groups and companions and indulge in anti-social activities.

What is a crime after all? This lack of hope, feeling of uselessness and that they are rejected by the society, lead them to show undesirable anti-social behaviour. It also affects the peace and prosperity of the nation. Since delinquency is mainly caused in the society under social conditions mostly because his basic needs are not fulfilled, efforts should be made first to fulfil the basic needs of every child in a socially approved manner whether delinquent or non-delinquent and extra care should be taken of the delinquent child.

In some states, status delinquents are referred to the child welfare or social service systems, while in others status delinquents are dealt with in the juvenile justice system. Critique of risk factor research[ edit ] Two UK academics, Stephen Case and Kevin Haines, among others, criticized risk factor research in their academic papers and a comprehensive polemic text, Understanding Youth Offending: The four types of control can help prevent juvenile delinquency are: He is not able to control his impulsive needs.

Juvenile delinquency

Persons above this age are considered as criminals. The basic capacities for social relationship has been achieved. Page 21 Share Cite Suggested Citation: Society as a whole should give up its fear and hostility towards the delinquents and anti-socials.

However, it is quite reasonable to assume that early childhood training and parental attitude, how the child is reared up, all these have tremendous impact in deciding delinquent behaviour. They do not know what to accept and what to reject.

Study panel members and staff also consulted informally with various experts between meetings. Gang membership provides them a sense of status and approval and a sense of belongingness which they did not get from their family and other social agents. Various studies indicate that secondary groups, like neighbourhood, playmates, peers and school, and others in the society which the child comes in contact more often than not all have tremendous effects on the personality of the child.

But in it was noticed that 40, children of all the states of India except U. The question is why this feeling of unrelatedness or insecurity arises in young people who differ vastly in age I. Why, one earth, do these young people commit crimes at such an early age? But it would be the job of the social reformers and psychologists dealing with the care of the delinquents, to fulfil their needs in a socially accepted manner according to the norms of the society and legal sanctions.

So, he tends to act out his aggressive impulses. Delinquency undoubtedly is a social evil.

Juvenile Delinquency: An Introduction

We use the term adolescent to refer specifically to young people between the ages of 13 and They, therefore, must be helped to develop insight to their own behaviour and analyse their own behaviour which might have led to the maladjustment in the child.

Institutionalization may not be quite successful in case of Juvenile offenders, i. When the child grows up with a mother dominance atmosphere in the family, he starts identifying with the mother and greatly depends upon him as a role model. Prolonged parental deprivation particularly at the early age of life, between years is extremely adverse for the normal personality development of the child.

In the United States, both minimum and maximum ages of juvenile court jurisdiction vary by state, with most states having no minimum age although in practice, children younger than 10 are seldom seen in juvenile courts.

To add to this the school going children do not get scope for going to good school for their educational and social development. Chapter 4 focuses on preventive interventions aimed at individuals, peer groups, and families, interventions delivered in schools, and community-based interventions.

All these factors either separately or in combination pave the way for delinquency. Delinquents lack ethical standards and emotional ties. A study conducted by the Ministry of Education Govt, of India indicates that 32, children were awarded sentences for delinquency in This sense of achievement produces in him a sense of security and confidence, a sense of adequateness.

Differential association[ edit ] The theory of Differential association also deals with young people in a group context, and looks at how peer pressure and the existence of gangs could lead them into crime.Introduction.

An Urgent Call to Action. They are reducing serious and violent juvenile delinquency by using multi-agency, coordinated approaches and innovative programs and services in the juvenile justice system.

and improvements in research and data collection and dissemination of information about juvenile violence issues. Also. An Introduction to the Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency "This is the most useful general text on delinquency I have seen because of the clarity with which issues of explanation, method, and policy are sorted out.

and Delinquency Introduction Kinship Norms and Delinquency Rapid Social Change and Delinquency. Juvenile Crime, Juvenile Justice presents what we know and what we urgently need to find out about contributing factors, ranging from prenatal care, differences in temperament, and family influences to the role of peer relationships, the impact of the school policies toward delinquency, and the broader influences of the neighborhood and.

Issue 4Febuary Article 3 Winter Factors Contributing to Juvenile Delinquency of data concerning juvenile delinquency, from which certain general causes of delinquency. Each juvenile offense is the outcome of a complexity of causes. After reading this essay you will learn about: 1. Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency 2.

Meaning of Juvenile Delinquency 3. Incidence 4. Causes 5. Essay on Juvenile Delinquency. Article Shared by.

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Rehabilitation of delinquents has been a great social issue. Delinquency is an anti-social behaviour and it creates unrest and indiscipline.

Essay on Juvenile Delinquency

Conclusion The issue of juvenile delinquency is a serious issue in our society today which requires more attention since it determines the values of the next generation. Thus this proves that the government and all other agencies and association whom have a role to play in solving this issue do so and with a lot of diligence%(1).

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