A Qualitative Study of Socioeconomic Factors Contributing Towards Juvenile Delinquency. A Case of Borstal Institute And Juvenile Jail Faisalabad, Pakistan

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Sami Ullah , Imran Younas ,

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Volume 7 - April 2018 (04)

Abstract

The main purpose of the present research was to explore the socio-economic factors contributing towards juvenile delinquency. The present study is an exploratory study which has been conducted to identify the socioeconomic factors of juvenile delinquency. for the present study, 12 cases were sampled.  Purposive sampling was used to access the sample. In-depth interview was used as a technique, an interview guide was used as a tool to collect detail information. After the data collection, the data was analyzed through thematic analysis of the interviews. The major findings showed that social factors like Family factors and peer group are a more contributing factor to promote juvenile delinquency.  Economic factors like Family income, family expenditures and lack of resources at household level were also responsible for promoting juvenile delinquency.  The present study suggests that there should be some steps to minimize juvenile delinquency with the help of proper socialization and social support by the parents, local community members, community representative and Government

Keywords

Juvenile Delinquency, Social Factors, Economic Factors

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