Articulation of media on juvenile delinquency with special reference to India



CRC, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, mass media


Media plays a vital role in our society today. With the advent of mass media, including television and more recently, video and computer games, children and teenagers are exposed to increasingly higher doses of aggressive images. Media is a double-edged tool. On the one hand, it plays an important role in framing public opinion, and on the other, its character is to sensationalize issues to attract readers. But its objective should be clear; that is, to reform a juvenile and not to penalize him or her.  The article depicts the media's influence on juvenile delinquency and the tendency for delinquency. Several media reports show the cases of juvenile delinquency, with special reference to India.


Download data is not yet available.


Attar, A. D. (1964). Juvenile delinquency: A comparative study. Popular Prakashan.

Bhattacharya, B. K., Das, P., & Sen, A. B. (1962). Changes Observed in Trypanosoma Evansi From Antrycide and Suramin Treated Rats. Archives internationales de pharmacodynamie et de therapie, 135, 356-363.

Chabrol, H., Van Leeuwen, N., Rodgers, R., & Séjourné, N. (2009). Contributions of psychopathic, narcissistic, Machiavellian, and sadistic personality traits to juvenile delinquency. Personality and individual differences, 47(7), 734-739.

Chandra, S. (1967). Sociology of deviation in India. Allied Publishers.

Chopra, G. (2015). Child rights in India. New Delh: Springer, 45-76.

Desai, A. N. (1979). Juvenile Delinquency in India: A Psychological Analysis. HA Desai.

Dietrich, K. N., Douglas, R. M., Succop, P. A., Berger, O. G., & Bornschein, R. L. (2001). Early exposure to lead and juvenile delinquency. Neurotoxicology and teratology, 23(6), 511-518.

Huston, A. C. (1992). Big world, small screen: The role of television in American society. U of Nebraska Press.

Ivory, M. Y., Sinha, R. R., & Hearst, M. A. (2001, March). Empirically validated web page design metrics. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems (pp. 53-60).

Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases Sixteen Key Principles. (2005). Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 56(3), 41–49.

Kumari, V. (2011). Juvenile Justice System in India: From Welfare to Rights (Second ed.). Oxford University Press.

Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., & Rutter, M. (2006). Measured gene-environment interactions in psychopathology: Concepts, research strategies, and implications for research, intervention, and public understanding of genetics. Perspectives on Psychological science, 1(1), 5-27.

Mulvey, E. P., Arthur, M. W., & Reppucci, N. D. (1993). The prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency: A review of the research. Clinical Psychology Review, 13(2), 133-167.

Pearl, D., Bouthilet, L., & Lazar, J. (1982). Television and behavior: Ten years of scientific progress and implications for the eighties (DHHS Publication Nos. ADM 82-1195 & ADM 82-1196). Rockville, MD: US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute of Mental Health.

Report of the Media Violence Commission. (2012). Aggressive Behavior, 38(5), 335–341.

Ryan, J. P., Marshall, J. M., Herz, D., & Hernandez, P. M. (2008). Juvenile delinquency in child welfare: Investigating group home effects. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(9), 1088-1099.

Sandhu, J. S., Bhagat, S. A. S., Thakur, P. D., Gupta, M. G., Singh, J., Kalra, R. L., ... & Kohli, H. S. (1977). Statistical Abstract of Punjab, 1977. Economic Adviser to Government, Chandigarh.

Sheth, H. (1961). Juvenile delinquency in an Indian setting. Popular Book Depot.

Verma, S. C. (1969). The Young Delinquents: A Sociological Enquiry. Lucknow: Pustak Kendra.



How to Cite

Chakraborty, N. (2021). Articulation of media on juvenile delinquency with special reference to India. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5(1), 32-44.



Research Articles