One morning a few months ago it slightly changed mine. He gave me his name, an office address in west London, and what he called his ID number. Will you be at home around four today? Nobody need tell me how wrong this sounds.
Four-year-old girl raped by juvenile in Uttar Pradesh
Four-year-old girl raped by juvenile in Uttar Pradesh | india news | Hindustan Times
In such cases, the Juvenile Justice Boards—comprising a metropolitan magistrate or a judicial magistrate and two social workers—will have the discretion to decide whether the offender should be tried by courts of law like adults, or whether the offender should be tried as a juvenile. There are at least five reasons why this is a bad idea. The law wants the Juvenile Justice Boards to take a call in such cases of heinous crimes by those aged between 16 and 18 years. The boards will determine whether the crime was committed with a child-like mind, or an adult-like mind.
Juvenile crime articles 2018
However, another major transformation going on in Indian society that has received much less attention is the demographic transition that the country has been undergoing since the s. As a result, the population growth rate — which increased secularly between and — has been falling since then. Unfortunately, the falling fertility rate has been accompanied by another disturbing trend: a falling juvenile sex ratio. The ratio of females to males aged years has been declining quite sharply over the last three decades, from females aged per 1, males of the same age in to in While many countries around the world have a small imbalance in their juvenile sex ratios for biological reasons — such as a biological tendency for more male than female babies to be born to compensate for the slightly higher risk of mortality among newborn boys — the imbalance in India is acute, and is most likely the reflection of three major behavioral factors: First, this imbalanced ratio is indicative of prenatal sex-selection by parents, whereby the parents choose to abort female fetuses based on prenatal ultrasounds.
Native American girls are five times more likely than white girls to be incarcerated in juvenile facilities. The Washington Post via Getty Images. American Indian and Native Alaskan girls are a small fraction of the population, but they are over-represented in the juvenile justice system, whether they are living on or off the reservation.