Reassessment of Underlying Factors of Juvenile Delinquency in the Purview of COVID-19: A Case Study

Document Type : Research Paper

Author

Assistant Professor (S-II), Department of Commerce, Chakdaha College, Naida, West Bengal, India

Abstract

This paper is a reassessment of underlying factors of juvenile delinquency in the purview of Covid-19. The study tries to judge the relationship between juvenile delinquency and impact of media, heredity, environment, time, age, school performance, economic status, association etc. The significance of the relationships has been tested. Moreover, attempt has been made to study the influence of the juveniles’ sexual status and residential status on juvenile delinquency. It is observed that juvenile delinquency inside the home has been increased during the lockdown period. The study reveals that media has a significant impact on juvenile delinquency. There exists no significant relationship between juvenile delinquency and age, economic status of the juveniles. The study proves that there exists a significant relationship between juvenile delinquency and heredity, environment, time, school performance, association etc. The study also proves that juvenile delinquency and juveniles’ sexual status and residential status are not independent.

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