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Socio-Demographic Determinants of Juvenile Delinquents


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1 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Ranchi, India
     

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Juvenile delinquency refers to have commuted an offence by children or teenagers, particularly less than eighteen years of age. The present study was to evaluate and compare the socio-demographic predictors among delinquent and normal adolescents. This cross sectional study examined 100 male out of which 50 adolescents with delinquent behaviour and 50 normal adolescents. Socio-demographic and clinical data sheet was used. General Health Questionnaire was administered on normal group. The data obtained for the variables under study have been subjected to different statistical analysts. Findings indicate significantly different at p<0.001 level on the variable of education, occupation, religion, residence and family income of adolescents of delinquent group were from the adolescents of normal group. There were no significant differences between the two groups on the socio demographic variable of family type and ethnicity. Overall findings suggest that to keep children protected from social evil it necessary to observe their activities and to deal with affection and equality.

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Adolescents, Delinquency, Socio-Demographic Determinants.
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Nupur Kumari
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Ranchi, India
Manisha Kiran
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, RINPAS, Ranchi, India

Abstract


Juvenile delinquency refers to have commuted an offence by children or teenagers, particularly less than eighteen years of age. The present study was to evaluate and compare the socio-demographic predictors among delinquent and normal adolescents. This cross sectional study examined 100 male out of which 50 adolescents with delinquent behaviour and 50 normal adolescents. Socio-demographic and clinical data sheet was used. General Health Questionnaire was administered on normal group. The data obtained for the variables under study have been subjected to different statistical analysts. Findings indicate significantly different at p<0.001 level on the variable of education, occupation, religion, residence and family income of adolescents of delinquent group were from the adolescents of normal group. There were no significant differences between the two groups on the socio demographic variable of family type and ethnicity. Overall findings suggest that to keep children protected from social evil it necessary to observe their activities and to deal with affection and equality.

Keywords


Adolescents, Delinquency, Socio-Demographic Determinants.