Role of Peer Group on Juvenile Delinquency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa- Pakistan

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Dr. Mazhar Islam Dr.Fazal Hanan Dr. Najeeb Khan Rafeed Ullah Khan Dr. Shahid Iqbal Dr.Kifayatullah Khan


Juvenile is the term used for children under the age of 18 years and delinquency is a term that is defined by the law for criminal behavior which is often the result of extreme problematic behavior. Generally better the peer group better would be the children environment. Similarly, peer groups have a positive and negative role in children's socialization. The present study was conducted to find out the impact of peer groups on juvenile delinquency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Data were collected from 222 law-breaking youths who were imprisoned in three jails in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In the context of Peer groups, the result showed a significant association of juvenile delinquency with the company of peer groups have negatively affected the juvenile, the association between peer groups fulfils the need of the family, and involvement in deviant peer groups leads to delinquencies.

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