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Juveniles at Risk: An Overview

Rangappa N M

DIP: 18.02.003/20160103

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0103003

Received: May 04, 2016; Revision Received: August 04, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016

Abstract

Today, 1.2 billion Juveniles stand at the crossroads between childhood and the adult world. Around 243 million of them live in India. About one-quarter of India’s population are adolescents.(UNICEF). As they stand at these crossroads, so do societies at large – the crossroads between losing out on the potential of a generation or nurturing them to transform society. A juvenile is considered as a period of transition from childhood to adulthood. It is characterized by rapid physical growth, significant physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual changes. Juveniles– young people between the ages of 10 and 19 years are often thought of as a healthy group. Nevertheless, many Juveniles do die prematurely due to accidents, suicide, violence, pregnancy related complications and other illnesses that are either preventable or treatable. Many more suffer chronic ill-health and disability. In addition, many serious diseases in adulthood have their roots in Juveniles. For example, tobacco use, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, poor eating and exercise habits, lead to illness or premature death later in life. Like adults, Juveniles can experience emotions, thoughts, and behaviours that are distressing, disruptive, and disabling. Because many of these problems are precursors to much more disabling disorders during later life, mental and behavioural problems in childhood and Juveniles represent a very high cost to society in both human and financial terms. The problems of Juveniles are multi- dimensional in nature and require holistic approach. This paper aims to reveal the various problems of the Juveniles in India. It also makes an attempt to locate the significance of measures from a strategic perspective. The present study is based upon secondary sources.

The authors profoundly appreciate all the people who have successfully contributed to ensuring this paper in place. Their contributions are acknowledged however their names cannot be mentioned.

The author declared no conflict of interest.

This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Rangappa N M @ shaikalilect@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.02.003/20160103

DOI: 10.25215/2455/0103003

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Volume 01, Issue 3, July - September, 2016

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