Legislation and juvenile justice system in India- An Analysis
Dr. Prativa Panda
The history of juvenile justice in India can be traced back to the early 18th century, where references to children and the laws and rules governing them can be found in the texts of the ancient Hindu scripts. The country was faced by a rapid social change, industrialization and increasing populations. These changes brought about a new class of delinquent, neglected, and dependent children needing formal intervention. Thus the need for new legislations dealing with children was felt. This paper has made an attempt to analyze the legislation on juvenile from 18th century to 21st century till passing of JJ (care and protection of children) Bill 2015 which is as a means to address the rise in juvenile crimes.