Juenile Delinquency in Trinidad and Tobago

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JUVENILE DELINQUENCY Running Head: JUVINILE DELINQUENCY Juvenile Delinquency is resulting from the absence of a father figure in the home, abuse and peer pressure in TnT and can be reduced through family intervention education and peer counselling. By Karryl Johnson Caribbean Nazarene College In partial fulfilment of the requirements for Course: PT461: Research Methods 11. Lecturer: Shirley Cadogan Date: Saturday 6th October, 2012 1. Introduction A. Rationale B. Definition 11 Biblical Perspectives of Juvenile Delinquency in Trinidad and Tobago. A. Old Testament B. New Testament 111 Sociological Perspectives of Juvenile Delinquency in Trinidad and Tobago. A. Causes of Juvenile Delinquency in Trinidad and Tobago. 1.…show more content…
The literature on juvenile delinquency has shown that incarcerating children and young people in detention centers, young offender institutions or prisons in an attempt to reform them has been an expensive failure. According to Singh (1997)11 these institutions have the tendency of increasing the reconviction rates of their exanimate. It has also been stated that young people who have spent time at these institutions are likely to end up in prison as adults confirming the notion that prison establishments are “universities of crime.” Therefore, as the pervasive problem of juvenile delinquency continues to threaten the safety, security and moral fabric of society, concerns and searches for initiatives to curb this growing menace continues to grow. The Young Person and Offenders Act (Young Offenders Detention Act, No. 19 of 1926, which has been in operation since November, 1962) and The Probation (of Offenders) Act (1947). Overall these pieces of legislation are inadequate and a total system of Juvenile Justice is an urgent requisite. It is instructive to note that though there is no ‘real’ Juvenile Justice System in Trinidad and Tobago, this should not be interpreted to mean that there is no protection for juveniles within the existing justice system as the system offers a small measure of comfort for these deviant youths. This includes not photographing youths under the age of eighteen who are being

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