Exploring The Experiences Of Juvenile Delinquents In Akure Correctional Home; Ondo State - Nigeria

ABSTRACT

Juvenile delinquency is a global phenomenon that has affected the individual culprits’ moral standings and also the general morality of the society. Though a global issue, its effects are felt more in developing countries such as Nigeria where there is less attention paid to the measures that are necessary for attending to the issue. It is based on this neglect that, this study was carried out to discover the predisposing factors to juvenile delinquency, the challenges of rehabilitation and experiences of juvenile delinquents at the Akure Correctional Home. A qualitative research design was employed, 20 participants were purposively sampled and in-depth interviews were conducted to collect information. Findings from the study showed that family malfunctioning and peer influence are the major predisposing factors to juvenile delinquency. Besides, there were challenges in the rehabilitation process, including inadequate resources and personnel. These have affected the rehabilitation of juveniles at the Home negatively. Moreover, juveniles of the correctional home experienced physical abuse from rehabilitation officers and other inmates. Based on the findings, the study recommended thorough education programmes on proper parenting, adequate allocation of funds, and the need for rehabilitation officers and other security officials to treat juveniles with dignity and respect.


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APA

Onyenagubor, L (2021). Exploring The Experiences Of Juvenile Delinquents In Akure Correctional Home; Ondo State - Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/exploring-the-experiences-of-juvenile-delinquents-in-akure-correctional-home-ondo-state-nigeria

MLA 8th

Onyenagubor, Linus "Exploring The Experiences Of Juvenile Delinquents In Akure Correctional Home; Ondo State - Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/exploring-the-experiences-of-juvenile-delinquents-in-akure-correctional-home-ondo-state-nigeria. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Onyenagubor, Linus . "Exploring The Experiences Of Juvenile Delinquents In Akure Correctional Home; Ondo State - Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/exploring-the-experiences-of-juvenile-delinquents-in-akure-correctional-home-ondo-state-nigeria >.

Chicago

Onyenagubor, Linus . "Exploring The Experiences Of Juvenile Delinquents In Akure Correctional Home; Ondo State - Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/exploring-the-experiences-of-juvenile-delinquents-in-akure-correctional-home-ondo-state-nigeria