International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 12, Part A (2017)
Legislation and juvenile delinquency in India: A panoramic approach with reference to Karnataka
Historical background of juvenile justice system in India can be Traced back to the early 18th century. Various laws and rules which govern the children can be found in the texts of ancient Hindu scripts. Juvenile justice has been given some shape with Juvenile Justice Act 2000. Persons dealing with children need to sensitize themselves with this act. Due to rapid social change, industrialization, urbanization, increase in population has brought about a new class of delinquent, neglected, and dependent children needing formal intervention in the light of this there is a need for new legislation dealing with Children. This paper has made an attempt to interpret the legislative measures on juvenile from 18th century to 21st century till the passing of juvenile justice (care and protective of children) Bill 2015 which will help to control juvenile offences.