Juvenile delinquency is considered one of the key social problems worldwide. Crime itself is a big social issue. It has almost shaken the roots of every society in the world, However, the mechanism and patterns and range of committing crime differ from one region to the other. It is also considered an important factor which has put the socio-economic development at low ebb especially in developing countries. The situation becomes worse when young people involve themselves in illegal activities. Puberty happens to be the cream and ideal part of life but when it is used for engaging in dubious activities it leads to a bleak life. Pakistan is no exception. The alarming situation is that crimes in the age group following below 18 years are rampant. It has put social system at stake. It is still not taken seriously. This paper attempts to unearth the causes afjuvenile delinquency in Pakistan together with the role of social institutions because there is an important nexus between social institutions and juvenile delinquency, especially family institution has been conceived pivotal in controlling and promoting crime.
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