Prevention of juvenile delinquency through sports participation
Dr. Birendra Jhajharia
Youth crime may be understood as involvement in the activities that are prohibited by juveniles or minors. According to Juvenile Justice Act (2000), a juvenile is a person who is suspectedto commence offence and has not been completed the age of eighteen years on the date of commencement of such offence. Youth crime is the involvement in the prohibited activities by minors or juveniles. Juveniles are the individuals younger than the statutory age. A juvenileis an individual between the ages ranging from 10 to 19 years of age were considered as adults who commit any crime. Youth crime inhibition is not the main aim of sport and physical activity but it might be helpful in minimizing juvenile’s delinquency and also helps in inclusion of juvenile for come back in the society. Social inclusion is as a process of humanizing the ability, opportunity, and self-esteem of individual, lacking on the basis of their identity, to take part in society. The aim of the study was to assess the importance of sports in prevention of crime among juveniles and to provide recommendations for implementation of sports programmes. The studies revealed thatthere is positive effect of sports participation on youth’s lifestyle to minimize crime among them. And it also leads to lessen the supply of inspired criminals; to make crime grimmer to obligate; and also to create edifices that upsurge the supervision of possible lawbreakers. According to many criminology experts, the most operative method for decreasing the adolescence delinquency is to guide young people to remain missing from destructive community activities to escape the criminal activities (Hartmann and Depro, 2006). Sports help to develops agile capabilities, upsurges self-esteem, develops intellectual skills, provides constructive role-models and advisers, advances decision-making skills, and also provides the occupation opportunities. There is need to understand the importance of sports and physical activities along with their benefits and drawbacks. With the support of the studies already conducted, present study investigates the use of sports and physical activities programmes for inclusion of juvenile delinquents to take part in the society.