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Explore the Contributing Factors of Juvenile Delinquency among Children in Selected Juvenile Homes, Kerala

P. Chitra, Aiswariya Chandy, E Belbimol, Rakhie George, R Jayakrishnan, Praveena Paul.

Keywords : Written Narrative statements, Vagrant, Child in Need of Care and Protection and Child in Conflict with Law

Citation Information : Chitra P, Chandy A, Belbimol E, George R, Jayakrishnan R, Paul. P. Explore the Contributing Factors of Juvenile Delinquency among Children in Selected Juvenile Homes, Kerala. 2015; 8 (1):26-29.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-8-1-26

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Descriptive study was executed with two main objectives, which includes, firstly to find the contributing factors of juvenile delinquency and secondly to explore the supportive factors among the vagrant children. The sample size was 60 and purposive sampling technique was chosen. The tool used was written narrative statements and 3 open ended questions. The results revealed that, family factor is found to be the leading cause of juvenile delinquency, 48% children were subjected to physical assault and 27% were punished cruelly by fathers. Twenty six of the parents were separated, 70% of fathers were alcoholic. One open ended question 48(80%) of them reported they will study well and serve the society according to their capacity. Thus, the findings of this study was beyond the belief that, nearly all the children, in juvenile homes, belonged to the category of Child in need of care and protection, rather than Child in conflict with Law.

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