ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Notes from the Field

Understanding Juvenile Crime

There is increasing clamour to lower the age for juvenile-accused and demands to try them as adults in the court of law. Based on fieldwork in juvenile homes in Delhi, this article highlights the lack of awareness about the juvenile justice system among inmates of juvenile homes. Changing the law may be an important step but there should be more emphasis on educating juvenile offenders about their legal rights.

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