Main Attributes and Features Effecting Juvenile Delinquents: Evidence from Karachi, Pakistan
Abrar, N., Baloch, A. G. & Ghouri, A. M. (2010). Main Attributes and Features Effecting Juvenile Delinquents: Evidence from Karachi, Pakistan, European Journal of Social Sciences, 15(4), pp. 530-536.
7 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012
Date Written: March 28, 2010
The purpose of the study is focused on the delinquents and their main features and attributes and causes while committing the crime. The universe of this research was the delinquents of Karachi Youthful Offender’s Industrial School, Karachi. Random sampling methods were used for data collection to find the answers of these following questions, degree of crime (Major/Minor), age at the time of execution of crime, family income at the time of execution of crime, education level at the time of execution of crime and peer involvement/motivation in the execution of crime. This study facilitates to find the main attributes/features of juvenile delinquent(s) and their overall hallow of personality at the time of crime, which can assist parents, teachers, peers and organizations to assist their relative children and take them away from potential life spoil. The main factor which affects the adolescents to commit crime is the companion or friend’s stimulus with low education and income of family in age of 11-14.
Keywords: Attributes, Features, Juvenile Delinquents, Karachi, Pakistan
JEL Classification: K4, K49, P3, P37
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