Theories Of Juvenile Delinquency

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A psychological approach towards juvenile delinquency and Benefits for law enforcement officers in using psychological perspective in the execution of their duties Introduction Juvenile delinquency is a rising problem all over the world. And also it can be the major problem which leads to future crimes in a country. According to the psychologists, each juvenile of both sexes, who engages in crime or displays a criminal behaviour, even if the juvenile is arrested or not, is defined as a juvenile delinquent. Hence, from the psychological point of view, a juvenile delinquent is the one who forcibly acquire someone’s property or engages in anti social activity which can harm someone’s life just for the intention of fun or for the intention of committing a crime for their own benefit. The issue of juvenile delinquency can be approached from a legal, sociological or a psychological point of view. Eventhough these different approaches are not independent, they are closely interconnected. However, a psychological approach can be used which is an appropriate approach in the study of juvenile delinquency. Because psychological perspectives can explain this issue in depth or it can explain the causes related to criminality. In the context of juvenile delinquency, psychology is concerned with the behaviours of juveniles by demonstrating general principles and researching cases specified to juvenile criminal behaviours, and ultimately benefits the community by establishing solutions
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