Juvenile delinquency


Juvenile delinquency is the term with which all those crimes that are perpetrated exclusively by people who have not yet reached the age of majority are known in a general way, generally said age is established by the legislation of each country. being the most common 18 years. For this reason, it can be said that a juvenile delinquent is a young person who does not reach 18 years of age and who usually carries out a variety of illicit actions.

In recent years, as a consequence of the great advance that juvenile delinquency has had, experts have taken on the task of carrying out investigations and reports, from different points of view, to analyze this phenomenon that as the time grows, therefore, it is impossible to determine a single factor as a trigger for this action, since the reality is that there are many conditions that are usually arranged around a young person, so that he decides to commit a crime.

It should be noted that there are a number of factors that can lead some minors and not others to fall into the realm of delinquency. Among such elements, we can highlight the fact of living in a conflictive environment in which delinquency is something of daily occurrence, another factor is abusing alcohol and drugs, also having friends that do not bring anything good to the person, disorders of behavior, having depressive episodes constantly etc.

Such circumstances and many others are what motivate a large part of the youth population to fall into gangs where violence is encouraged, in addition to being associated with drug issues, robbery or any other type of illegal behavior.

When a crime committed by a young person is presented, it is usual for the juvenile courts to be delegated responsible for carrying out the analysis of the case and also for establishing the sentence that best fits.

The experts consider that in order to prevent cases of juvenile delinquency from occurring, it is extremely important that the relevant authorities take measures within the educational, family and even in the treatment related to the consumption of psychotropic substances.