Psychological and Behavioural Impact of Substance Abuse on Juvenile Delinquents


  • Abhi Tyagi Student, Department of Criminology, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi, India
  • Tamanna Jaitly Research Scholar, Department of Forensic Science, Amity University, Delhi, India
  • Shruti Gupta Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, Amity University, Noida, India


Substance abuse, Questionnaires, Psychological, Juvenile deliquency


Juvenile delinquency is considered one of the major issue in today’s world and the most controversial issue as well. A profusion of factors influences Juveniles to commit severe crimes, one of the most proven factor accounted is ‘Substance Abuse’. It causes both Psychological and Behavioural change as well in the juveniles. The present study constitutes 30 subjects. The data has been collected by interviewing and filling the questionnaires through observation method. Results showed that males of age group 15-18 were more prevalent in committing the crime. The most abused drugs were found to be smack and cannabis causing the crimes like theft or murder respectively. In concurrence of the observed results, 50% of males were involved in crimes like theft and murder with 26.67% under the influence of drugs smack and cannabis respectively.


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How to Cite

A. Tyagi, T. Jaitly, and S. Gupta, “Psychological and Behavioural Impact of Substance Abuse on Juvenile Delinquents”, IJRESM, vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 116–120, Jul. 2021.