Study of Profile on Juvenile criminals in Chennai
Keywords:Juvenile criminals, Educational status, Economic status, Nature of crime, Family background, Recidivism, Juvenile delinquency.
Juvenile delinquency is a serious offence and it is detrimental for the social order in any country .There is
a trend of increase in juvenile crimes world-over, with more and more involvement of the youth in violent
crimes. Chennai shows similar trends of increasing rate of violent crimes committed by the juveniles. It is a
very serious concern for the district and solutions to end the problem need to be sought very carefully. Indian
legal system and judiciary has responded to these trends and has brought some amendments in the laws
pertaining to juvenile justice in India . This paper aims at looking at the causes of juvenile delinquency
and explanations in Chennai for the year 2016. The analysis of statistical data available at the CBCID
office crime branch indicates increasing involvement of the juveniles in heinous crimes. Observation homes,
Shelter homes have been started by the government for the sake of such offenders then also the rate is
continuously increasing day by day. For delinquent juvenile we can say that Prevention is better than cure
juveniles should be protected from going to the wrong path.
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