Open Access Journal of Criminology Investigation & Justice (OAJCIJ)

Research Article

Rationale behind Juvenile Delinquency in State of Uttar Pradesh in India: An Investigative Study

Authors: Ridamjeet K*

DOI: 10.23880/oajcij-16000117


Juvenile’s rate of involving in crime has drastically increased during last few decades around the world. Inclination of children towards crime is due to many possible reasons such as family background, psychology, society, money, power and miscellaneous petty reasons. Indian criminal justice system is that which usually take action when any offence happened and will wait to happen even if they know about the post crime consequences. Today’s children are the future of tomorrow therefore efforts should be made to amend them from indulging in crime. The current study has been conducted in line to investigate the possible causes of juvenile delinquency and the most prevalent type of crimes among the juveniles of Uttar Pradesh region. Data was collected in year 2020-21 during COVID times from 61 juvenile subjects who either completed their punishments or through RTI. The study was assessed for involvement of juveniles in crime on the basis of gender ratio, age, education status, nuclear or joint family, alcoholism smoking habits, caste, religion, financial status, type of crime etc. The study outcomes reflected that large number of male is involved in crimes than females with maximum count from rural areas than urban places. Hindu’s are more in number than any other religion like Muslims, Sikhs or Christians. Teenagers from Rajput, Baniya, Jaat community juveniles are more indulged than a Scheduled Caste or other backward classes.

Keywords: Juvenile; Forensic Medicine; Pathology; Crime; Rehabilitation

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