Juvenile Delinquency in India: The Past, The Present and The Future

  • Dhaarna Sehgal
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  • Dhaarna Sehgal

    Student at Sushant University, Gurugram, India

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‘All children need is a little help, a little guidance, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.’ Juvenile delinquency is something which is a serious point of problem which needs our special attention. Juvenile is when the youth of the nation especially a young person under an age fixed by law would be charged as an adult for a criminal act. They are immature and do not act as their age. The important aspect is to focus on what leads them to become like that. As juvenile delinquency is driven by a defeatist approach in the mind of the young person, in my opinion they lack the active knowledge of appropriate decision making. The social and economic development, political instability also acts as another reason to aid the youngsters to fall under the category of a juvenile delinquent. As they are transitioning from childhood to an adult they develop increasing complexities and confusions in the world. The paper focuses on the who a juvenile is?, what causes them to fall under failed decision making capacity, how to make them independent decision makers, what is the future like and how is the current law in India dealing with the juvenile delinquents.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 724 - 731

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.111967

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