JUVENILE JUSTICE: NEED FOR A NEW LEGISLATION OR AN AMENDMENT IN THE EXISTING ONE IN INDIA
Juvenile delinquency is a significant offence that undermines any country's social order. Unfortunately, there is a global trend toward increasing juvenile criminality, with adolescents becoming increasingly involved in violent crimes. India has comparable tendencies in terms of increasing the number of violent crimes perpetrated by juveniles. It is a grave worry for the nation, and we must seek solutions to the problem with great care. The Indian legal system and judiciary have responded to these changes by amending the country's juvenile justice legislation. This presentation will examine the evolution of juvenile delinquency in India and the need for new legislation or amendments to existing legislation. According to a review of statistical data available on government websites, juveniles are becoming increasingly involved in terrible crimes. To address the problem of juvenile delinquency in India, changed the Act on Juvenile Delinquency, and children charged with grave offences are now tried as adults.
Juvenile Justice System, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice Act, Amendments