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Risk factors in family: a study on delinquent children

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha-769008, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 8, Issue (2), Pages 20-26, April,14 (2019)


Studies conducted on juvenile delinquents have found that family factors plays a significant role in development of delinquency in the children. It is usually evident from the studies that children who are from broken home or are homeless commit more crime in comparison to their counterparts. But, it is seen not to be true in case of India. In India family members share an unseen bond of cooperation, harmony and interdependence .But what causes the concern in India is that children living with parents commit more crime than those children who are homeless and children living with guardians as per the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). In the report published by NCRB for the year 2014, it is seen that 38,693 juveniles who are apprehended under various crimes were staying with their parents whereas only 7905 and 1632 juveniles apprehended are found to be living with guardians and are homeless respectively. Thus, the paper will try to explain about various aspects of family which may lead to the development of criminal behaviour in a child.


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