A Retrospective Study to Determine the Type of Offence Committed by the Juveniles in the Reformatory Schools of a Capital City of India

Authors

  • Richa Choudhury1 , Neeharika Mishra2 , Pradeep Kumar Yadav3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1391

Keywords:

Juvenile delinquency, Comprehensive violence prevention plans, sexual reoffending, Juvenile mentoring programs

Abstract

Background: Juveniles of today will become the adults of tomorrow, the face of the world. Hence, it is of

utmost importance to make sure that the youth of nation are given a wholesome protected environment to

thrive and grow in. Aim of the Study: Our study was focussed on retrospectively studying the type of offence

committed by the juveniles in the reformatory schools. Material & Method Both male and female inmates

of the reformatory schools were studied for the unlawful acts which landed them into the Reformatory

schools. Observation & Results: The percentage of boys and girls involved in non-heinous and other

offences was 36.5% and 33.3% respectively; but this association of type of offence with gender was found

to be statistically non-significant (p>0.05).There were 103 cases of sexual offences, maximum Cases were

of POCSO. Conclusion: Comprehensive violence prevention plans in all spheres of life, i.e. homes, schools,

communities to reduce and prevent juvenile delinquency. Special programmes should be designed to prevent

sexual reoffending among these juveniles. Development of facilities for counselling and psychological and

psychiatric treatment as well as introduction of Juvenile mentoring programs is highly recommended in

reformatory schools.

Author Biography

Richa Choudhury1 , Neeharika Mishra2 , Pradeep Kumar Yadav3

1 Associate Professor & Head, Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Dr RMLIMS, 2Student, MBBS IInd Year,

DrRMLIMS, 3Senior Resident, Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, DrRMLIMS

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Richa Choudhury1 , Neeharika Mishra2 , Pradeep Kumar Yadav3. (2020). A Retrospective Study to Determine the Type of Offence Committed by the Juveniles in the Reformatory Schools of a Capital City of India. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 180-184. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1391