Study of Profile on Juvenile criminals in Chennai


  • Siddharth.R1, V.Dekal2



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 [1]. 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.

Author Biography

Siddharth.R1, V.Dekal2

12nd Year M.B.B.S student, 2Professor & Head of the department, Department of Forensic Medicine, Saveetha

Medical College & Hospital, SIMATS, Chennai, India




How to Cite

Siddharth.R1, V.Dekal2. (2020). Study of Profile on Juvenile criminals in Chennai. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 99–105.