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PROJECT TOPIC- USE OF ANOMIC THEORY IN COUNSELING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

PROJECT TOPIC- USE OF ANOMIC THEORY IN COUNSELING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Nigeria is highly populated country with over 140 million people, depending on the population careful estimation. A country of multiple ethno- socio cultural background like Nigeria. People from these difference socio- cultural societies especially the youth have behaviours corresponding to the system unspecified cultural code of conduct. In respect to this, abnormal behaviour in the societies are highly punished using traditional penal strategies.

The introduction and increase in western education in Nigeria has prompt youth the behaviour that was ousted. With that, people especially the youth started to deviate from their various ways of life. Many pays non-chalant attitudes towards an existing norms and values of the societies such as honesty, civility, industrious, cooperations and responsibilities. As regard to these, youth assumes that exhibiting behaviour and attitudes not worthy to the societies, thinking that it is the requisites for accumulation of wealth thereby involving in all sort of abnormality, such as disobedience, cheating rebelliousness, gangsteism, rudeness, violence, vandalism, destructive behsviours and aggression are the showcasing of the youth who are claiming to have come of age. Because of this constitutions authorities, venerated thing and values are now income to most youth. the volume of deviant behaviour and unaccepted attitudes among the youth brought multi disciplinary interest in many aspect of youths endeavourer as methods of aiding the problems caused by youth in the society.

PROJECT TOPIC- USE OF ANOMIC THEORY IN COUNSELING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

With the incessant increase in the maladjustment of behaviour among youths. The major problem of the study is to find whether the use of anomic theory in counseling Juvenile delinquency will yield positive result or not.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

The main purpose of the study is to find the impact of anomic theory for counseling Juvenile delinquencies. Specially, the study tends to finds.

  • The positive impact of anomie
  • the negative impact of anomic theory for counseling Juvenile delinquency

OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF THE TERM

Juvenile is both a noun and an adjective Hornby (1985) According to Hornby Juvenile is a young person who have attend adulthood. whereas an adjective a juvenile means rules and regulations contained to young persons. when combined together, it is the relation to how concerned to young person. worth to note that Juvenile is young person whose characteristics are of youthful tendencies often known as youthful patterns. For easer understanding of “young person” and “adult” it is good to reconnect instruments and psychological tests.

Okonkwo and Naish (1980), defined juvenile in two categories sub groups of young people such as the child and the young person. According to them A child means a person under the age of 14 years a young person is a person who is up to 14 years of age but yet to reach the age of seventeen (17) years. In order way round, 18 years and above are ton own and regarded as adult age. Majority believed rights responsibilities or obligation to those who attain that status. One of such responsibilities is the criminal liability for commission of crimes in the absence of the general defenses.

Delinquency is defined as “bad or criminal” The behavioural characteristics of young peoples. (Hornby 1985) this significant definition, have summarized tendencies of bad behaviour which is relative, moralistic and subjective is being unionism with criminality which is specific to the objective and legalities. This shows that delinquency lead to criminality.

American bureau of juvenile delinquency as that behaviour that may be registered in court for interpretation whether infact it comes to be treated there or by some other resources or indeed remain untreated”.

   Delinquency according to legal professions, is one who has been adjudicated as such by a court of proper jurisdiction although he may be no different up till the time the masses of children who are not delinquents” (Tappen in Harjit 1977).

   Psychologist, define juvenile delinquency as a maladjusted child and a deviant in the school and society (Onyegbalu 2003). This means that it is both academic delinquency to school (academic) while socially related behaviour the members of the legal profession see it in the light of judicial pronouncement

PROJECT TOPIC- USE OF ANOMIC THEORY IN COUNSELING JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

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