Author: Aastha Goyal, Student at NMIMS, Hyderabad
Co-Author: Prashasti Tiwari, Student at NMIMS, Hyderabad
This is fortunate since, after Justice Verma’s Committee’s suggestion, several significant legislative improvements have been made to safeguard women and children from all sorts of exploitation, sexual assault, and violence. The term “juvenile delinquency” has come up frequently in talks about criminal legislation in the nation. The Child Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act of 2000 was designed to guarantee that juveniles’ rights are protected, and it lays out procedures to follow when dealing with a juvenile who has broken the law. The future of the person and the nation is the driving force behind the legislation dealing to juveniles, since they are regarded the nation’s building blocks, carriers of humanity, and so on. A coin, however, always has two sides. However, it is also an undeniable fact that juveniles commit horrific acts just as heinous crimes are committed by adults, and they do so in harshest imaginable fashions. The heinous Delhi gang rape case of 2012, as well as the Shakti Mills gang rape case, are enough to give anyone goosebumps. According to current statistics from the National Crime Record Bureau, the number of teenage rape cases increased by 60% between 2012 and 2013. The major goal of this article is to learn about the notion of juvenile justice, as well as its evolution and regulations. To address this critical issue, parliament passed the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Act 2015, which mandates a comprehensive investigation. The topic of juvenile delinquency is also discussed in this work. And, in terms of the age of criminal responsibility, do you think it should be decreased for major crimes like rape and murder?
Keywords: “Juvenile justice, adolescent, abusing, delinquency, reason for delinquency.”