Causes of juvenile delinquency and treatment

Palit, Manjushree and Chhabra, Bhavya (2021) Causes of juvenile delinquency and treatment. In: Criminal psychology and the criminal justice system in India and beyond. Springer, Singapore, pp. 93-117. ISBN 9789811645709

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This chapter will examine the psychological theories and constructs closely associated with juvenile delinquency, its causes, prevention, and treatment. First, the chapter explores two developmental theories, Urie Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory and John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth’s attachment theory. The former presents a contextual understanding while the latter takes an organismic approach to development. Besides this, we will review psychosocial constructs influencing juvenile delinquency and youth development, supported by empirical research such as aggression, emotional intelligence, and prosocial behaviour. The above developmental and psychosocial constructs will explore the causes of juvenile delinquency, prevention, and treatment

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Juvenile delinquency | Causes | Prevention | Ecological theory | Attachment theory
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Psychology > Applied Psychology
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences
Jindal School of Psychology & Counselling
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 11:27
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2023 06:25
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