| Published: June 21, 2021

Role of Risk Factors to Develop Delinquent Behavior among Adolescents: A Review

Madhu Kumari Gupta

Clinical Psychologist, Prayaas Rehabilitation Centre (Sweta Lakra Speech and Hearing Clinic), Ranchi, Jharkhand, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Prakash Kumar Mahanta

Clinical Psychologist, Mainstream Foundation, School for Autism & Special Care, Patna, Bihar, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0902.148


Background: Juvenile delinquency is a major problem around the world, and despite many efforts to reduce it, but it is rising day by day. Aim: The review paper aims to find the root causes of delinquent behavior formation, and to see the roles of major risk factors in the development of delinquent behavior among adolescents. Methodology: As a sample, a total of 30 relevant research studies were selected, which are case-study, quantitative, qualitative, cross-sectional, and longitudinal research papers based on keywords of the present study, published between 2008 to 2020. The search engine used different websites- Google Scholar, PubMed, and Academia belong to psychology, sociology, criminology, and community background. Conclusion: Individual, parental & family, neighborhood, peer-group, economical factors and medias are the major sources for develop and learn delinquent behaviors among adolescents. The present paper is highlights the all-risk factors which are affected severally adolescent’s life and may help to find a suitable intervention plan for comprehensive management to minimizing delinquent behavior among adolescents and young people.

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021