Juvenile delinquency under the laws of Uganda; case study of Kampiringisa Rehabilitation Centre and Naguru Remand Home

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2011-05, 2011-05
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Kampala International University, School of Law
Kampala International University, School of Law
The study was carried out in order to assess the effectiveness of juvenile delinquency under the laws of Uganda using Kampiringisa Rehabilitation Centre and Naguru Remand home as case study in Kampala district. The study objectively sought to identify the different ways how juvenile offenders are handled in relation to the law in Uganda and to establish the possible measures that can be put in place to curb juvenile delinquency in Uganda. Data was collected using interviews and questionnaires accompanied by secondary sources by extracting information regarding the right to bond by juvenile offenders, by reading newspapers, journals, text books plus the already existing work on internet and magazines. findings it established that, family factors which have an influence on offending include; the level of parental supervision, the way parents discipline a child, parental conflict or separation, criminal parents or sibling, parent abuse or neglect, and the quality of the parent-child relationship. Children brought up by lone parents are more likely to start offending them those who live with two natural parents, whoever once the attachment a child feels towards their parent(s) and the level of parental supervision are taken into account, children in single parent families are no more likely to offend than others. It is recommended that government should enact stringent laws prohibiting importation of guns to arm children. Instead government should establish more learning centers which can take and absorb all street children to learn various skills through various vocations courses from which they may be oriented to becoming useful future citizens who will positively contribute to the economic and social development of this country.
A dissertation submitted to the faculty of law in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the bachelor’s degree in laws, Kampala International University
Juvenile delinquency, Laws of Uganda