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  • Sesha KethineniEmail author
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Abstract

Juvenile crime in India is relatively low compared to many Western countries. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), which compiles juvenile crime data in India, reports that in 2014 juvenile crime accounted for 1–1.2 % of all crimes under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and represented less than 1 % of all Special and Local Laws (SLL). This chapter discusses the causes of juvenile crime in India, the changing philosophy of the juvenile justice system, the functions of special juvenile police units, and the role of Juvenile Justice Boards and Child Welfare Committees in addressing the needs of different juvenile populations.

Keywords

India Juvenile Justice Act Children in conflict with law Child Welfare Committee Juvenile Justice Board 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Justice StudiesPrairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewUSA

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