Outline: Explaining the term. Activities that are considered as delinquent acts. Family drawbacks resulting in delinquency. Preventive measures – private and governmental.
Juvenile delinquency refers to anti-social, disruptive or illegal behaviour by children or teenagers. Though it is not easy to define juvenile delinquency, sociologist Marfatia explains it as a social offence committed by an individual who is below 18, otherwise would have been charged as a crime if an adult was.
Juvenile children legally do not come under the Penal Section. Therefore, they are not punished like adult criminals. Such child offenders are sent to remedial homes.
Children often test the limits and boundaries set by their parents and elders. There are certain kinds of activities that are counted as delinquent behaviour. They include killing someone, gambling, being dishonest, stealing, looting, begging, suicidal attempt, indulging oneself in sexual offence, committing violence or causing damage to someone's property. Eve teasing more...