Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia

Children and Crime in India

Causes, Narratives and Interventions

Authors: Joseph, Sujay, Panicker, Rita

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  • Draws on a rich, unique data set to provide a nuanced understanding of the causes of juvenile delinquency in India
  • Offers an international study of delinquency situated in the global context
  • Widens discussions around youth crime to the Global South
  • Speaks to academics, practitioners and social workers in child protection, and policy makers in India and in developing countries and beyond  
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This book offers a sociological exploration of street children in India and what pulls and pushes them into delinquency, at a time when the government of India is contemplating strengthening its juvenile justice system. It draws on in-depth, qualitative research carried out by an NGO which included unstructured and structured interviews with over 600 children as well as stakeholders. Through the stories of Indian children, this book examines the major factors which together play a crucial role in their engagement in deviant behaviour as they grow up. However, the authors argue that they should not be viewed not as a dangerous threat but as the country’s most valuable resource. The authors conclude that a punitive strategy may not be the best option, advocating instead for a focus on restorative justice which has been found to be effective and beneficial alongside other strategies which help strengthen families and enhance parenting skills. 

About the authors

Rita Panicker is the founder and director of Butterflies India, a non-governmental organization in New Delhi, working to protect and empower street and working children since 1989. In 1990 she was appointed Consultant by UNICEF New York and Nigeria to assist the UNICEF Nigeria office in formulating a national policy and Child Protection programme. 

Saju Parackal is a social scientist and currently a board member of Butterflies. He has coordinated a number of research studies on socially relevant issues under the auspices of international agencies, central/state ministries and agencies. He has been a visiting faculty to schools of Social Work on Research Methodology, Project Planning and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) used for Data Analysis. He has also published two books and several articles

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children and Crime in India
Book Subtitle
Causes, Narratives and Interventions
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16589-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16589-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16588-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-16591-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 252
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