Administration of criminal justice to juvenile delinquents in Uganda. A case study of Jinja district

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Kampala international international: School Of Law
The subject matter is not a new phenomenon in Uganda with Districts like Kampala and Jinja being among those most affected by this problem. New legal policy reforms have been underway since the late 1990s to enable the juvenile justice system administer adequate protection of the rights of juvenile delinquents, their protection after finding the root causes of delinquency. The purpose of this dissertation was to examine the way criminal justice is administered to Juvenile delinquents, the process, means and methods of community based intervention and how appropriate the mediations have been integrated and sustained as part of the overall community development in Uganda. The major ways of achieving sustainable development interventions, plans and approaches to be administered and supported were all examined and reviewed with greater emphasis put on the ways, which are used or means used and how the ends are met. This research study was envisaged on the presumption that developed and developing communities in Uganda have not given priority to the lay-out of children and the aftermaths of the disservices done to them, which has widened the scope of the commencement of juvenile delinquency. An average survey was carried out on juvenile delinquency that included family heads, household leaders and officials in Jinja District, probation and social welfare officers and the available youth leaders in form of interviews, questionnaires in cases where the respondent took it for reference and also through personal analysis of the availed documents and interpretative data analysis.
This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfillment for an award of a bachelor’s degree in laws of Kampala international university.
Criminal Justice, Administration, Uganda, Juvenile delinquents, Jinja district