Juvenile delinquency refers to anti-social or illegal behavior by children or youth under
age of 18. Most legal systems prescribe specific procedures for dealing with juveniles,
such as juvenile detention centers Youth crime is a major issue and is an aspect of crime
which receives great attention from the news media and politicians. Theories on the
causes of youth crime can be viewed as particularly important within criminology..
A Juvenile Delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an
act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Juvenile
delinquents sometimes have associated mental disorders and/or behavioral.
As youth are the future of any nation, it is necessary to prevent youth from becoming
involved in criminal, or other anti-social activities. Studies show that children who
receive adequate parental supervision are less likely to engage in criminal activities.
Inadequate parental control, weak internal linkages are closely associated with juvenile
delinquency. The other cause of juvenile delinquency is the Television, young people
who watch violence in TV and movies tend to behave more aggressively or violently..
For the remedies of juvenile delinquency following efforts must be taken:
i. Family counseling
ii. Parenting education
iii. Youth mentoring
iv. Educational support
v. Abuse education and treatment
vi. Youth sheltering
vii. Teaching the social and religious values to young generation
With the development of delinquency in youth being influenced by numerous factors,
prevention efforts must comprehensive in scope. As it is difficult for state like Pakistan
to provide the financial resources necessary for the remedies of juvenile delinquency it is
necessary that NGOs, communities must work in collaboration with each other to prevent