Evaluating Juveniles Delinquency in Perspective of Socio-Economic Conditions of Pakistani Society

Naseem Razi


This article addresses the issue of rapid increase in the juvenile delinquency from the perspective of socio-economic conditions of Pakistani society. It explores that Pakistani society is facing many serious issues of its survival and increasing juveniles delinquency is one of the most critical issues which may cause to destruct the future of its young generation. It is a socially inadequate behavior on the part of the individual to difficult a situations. It argues that due to explosive growth of population, increasing poverty, illiteracy, political instability, ignorance of the concerns of the young generation and maltreatment of the children at home and at schools caused to increase juveniles delinquency. State seems indifferent of the socio-economic problems of its people. The measures taken by the state are inadequate and could not succeed to reduce juvenile delinquency in Pakistan. Poverty, explosive growth of population and illiteracy lead to moral decline and lack of concern of the parents and the teachers to the issues of their children. Juveniles delinquency is a matter of great concern for parents and teachers who are foundational characters in the grooming of a child. It suggests that the issue of juveniles delinquency should be taken seriously by the state and the law enforcing agencies and certain steps should be adopted to reduce the density of the issue. Moreover, theologians should provide accurate knowledge of Islamic teaching regarding the birth and training of the children that producing many children is recommended in Islam but proper training and education of the children is an obligation upon the parents.


Juveniles Delinquency; Justice System; Legislation; Socio-Economic Condition of Pakistani Society.

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