Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)
Socio-demographic and familial factors as correlates of juvenile delinquency
Author(s): Sanjana Pandey
Abstract: Juvenile Delinquency is deviant child behaviour or child misbehaviour. It includes violations of criminal code and behavioural infractions disapproved of by the society (i.e. laws in the country). These children exhibit antisocial and criminal tendencies caused by multiple reasons, i.e., biological, psychological and social environmental factors. This phenomenon has a growing trend in our country. This paper aims to investigate and analyse the causal factors of juvenile delinquency as understood by the people in India by the way of a cross-sectional study performed on 70 subjects and also by studying the books, research papers, articles, etc. made available by scholars in the field on the factors of juvenile delinquency.