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History of Juvenile Legislation | Original Article

Pramod Kumar*, in Career International Journal of Social Sciences and Law | Social Science


The term Juvenile Justice is a pervasive term. Only in one sense it has a uniform meaning and that is rehabilitation and social reintegration through any of the legalised measures. The term juvenile is a stigmatic term, which essentially refers to a child under certain prescribed age who has been alleged or found to have committed an offence. The international document dealing with the human rights of the children has not been successful in replacing this stigmatic term.