| Published: March 25, 2018
A Correlation Study of Aggressive Behavior among Juveniles at Different Observation Home of Gujarat State
Over the years it has been seen that the number, variety and nature of crimes committed by juveniles are increased. Juvenile criminals between 14 and 18 years accounted for more than 60% of the crimes registered against minors in India last year 2016. Recently released figures of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) have revealed out of the 43,506 crimes registered against minors under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Special Local Law (SLL) by juveniles, 28,830 had been committed by those between the ages of 16 to 18. Society has seen an increase in the incidents of aggression/violence among juveniles which includes behaviors such as slapping, hitting, rape, recklessness, driving and shooting in school, truancy, road rage and other high-risk behaviors. This study focuses on the different types of aggression and its magnitude among juveniles at different observation home of Gujarat state. To examine the study a self-report questionnaire was filled by juveniles and for that a sample of 30 male juveniles (10 from Ahmedabad, 10 from Surat, 10 from Vadodara) who are in conflict with the law and living in a state observation home are approached. A questionnaire examining aggressive behavior was classified in four types – Physical aggression, Verbal Aggression, Hostility and Anger. To interpret the data the t-test and correlational method was employed.
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2018 © Kacker P, Shah S & Shastri V
Received: February 25, 2018; Revision Received: March 21, 2018; Accepted: March 25, 2018
Published in Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018