Juvenile Delinquency Emphasizing Rehabilitation and Correctional Strategies: A Comprehensive Review

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Khushbu Sharma, Kanchal Gupta


The emphasis of juvenile justice has changed from punitive to a more restorative approach. The existing literatures was searched from the academic databases out of which 54 studies were identified and content analysis was performed to review these studies. The aim of this paper was to critically analyze studies that relate to the correctional strategies used in Juvenile Justice Systems for rehabilitation. It was found that there is a paucity of knowledge regarding how the mental factor is taken into consideration for rehabilitation of a juvenile delinquent. Key components like causes of juvenile delinquent, the theoretical framework, legal underpinnings, the important rehabilitation models and the psychological element of juvenile delinquency are reviewed. The limitations and future directions for research are discussed.

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