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FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN NIGERIA

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN NIGERIA

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

This research study is about factors contributing to juvenile delinquency problem in Nigeria. Juvenile delinquency is among the common social problems occurring in our societies, which is manifested by the antisocial and criminal behaviours of children and teenagers. Sanni et al. (2010) define juvenile delinquency as the criminal behaviour among young people as they negotiate the transition from childhood to adulthood in an increasingly complex and confusing world. Juvenile delinquency is seen in anti-social behaviour like vandalism, drug abuse, weapon carrying, alcohol abuse, rape, examination malpractices, school violence, bullying, cultism, truancy and school drop-outs to mention a few.

There are different factors that may contribute to juvenile delinquency; these are
individual factors, poor cognitive development and emotional factors, family factors
and peer factors. Loeber and Farrington (2001) categorize these factors as individual
factors, which occur in children/youths, like early anti-social behaviour and poor
cognitive development, and as emotional factors, such as high behavioural activation
and low behavioural inhibition. Others are family factors, such as maltreatment,
family violence and parental psychopathology. Peer factors are such as associating
with deviant peers and school/community factors such as failure to bond at school,
living in a poor family and disorganized neighbourhoods.

History shows that children and young people during the past centuries were denied
their right to be nurtured and guided for their healthy development. Bohm and Haley
(2013) argue that before the sixteenth century, the young were viewed either as
property or as miniature adults who, by the age of five or six, were expected to
assume the responsibilities of adults. They were also subject to the same criminal
sanctions as adults. However, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries a different
view of the young emerged that recognized childhood as a distinct period of life and
children as corruptible but worth correcting. Youths began to be viewed, no longer as
miniature adults or as property, but as persons who require moulding and guidance to
become moral and productive members of the community.

Statement of the Problem
The way, in which societies become socially disorganized, social problems increase
and lifestyles become complex means that the possibility of juvenile delinquency
occurring increases. According to MOHSW (2008), globalization has caused the
sprouting and flourishing of foreign cultures through modern technologies such as
television and the Internet. Such gadgets provoke the youth and young people to ape
negative foreign lifestyles, which seep into our country without proper control, thus
leading children away from having good moral standards. The government of
Nigeria has made good efforts to establish the formal juvenile justice system but
under normal circumstances not all juvenile delinquency cases have to be dealt with
in official or formal juvenile justice system.

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Updated: 4th November 2018 — 7:24 pm

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