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A Qualitative Inquiry On Juvenile Delinquency: Basis For Intervention

Julius S Ramillete1, Joan R Villarosa2, Jayson F. Permangil, Lpt, Maed3,
John Mark C. Poquita, RCrim4,,,
juliusramillete8@gmail.com1, joan.ramirez090499@gmail.com2, jazexcute99@gmail.com3, johnmarkpoquita0@gmail.com4
Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology Maniki, Kapalong, Philippines



Juvenile delinquency is a nationwide concern, including in Asuncion and Davao del Norte. This study aims to understand the challenges faced by juveniles in this undertaking aimed at the reasons for their engagement, challenges experienced, and potential interventions. Utilizing a qualitative research design, specifically phenomenology, with a descriptive approach, six juvenile delinquents from Asuncion were interviewed. The findings revealed that peer pressure, socioeconomic factors like poverty, unemployment, and the prevalence of vices, as well as unfavorable home conditions, contribute to juvenile delinquency. Mental factors such as addiction to online games and overconfidence were also identified. Proposed interventions include campus security and youth engagement programs to address peer pressure, employment, and livelihood services for socio-economic factors, and educational programs and family strengthening initiatives for home conditions. Additionally, individual counseling, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and family integrative transition are suggested for mental factors. Future studies should explore the relationship between adolescents and their parents or guardians, as this was identified as a significant factor in preventing juvenile delinquency.

Keywords: juvenile delinquency, interventions, peer pressure, socio-economic factors, home conditions, mental factors

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