The role of social institutions in caring for and qualifying juvenile delinquents


  • Aisha Saeed Al-Musafri Department of Sociology / College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences / University of Sharjah
  • Ahmad Falah Alomosh Department of Sociology / College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences / University of Sharjah



social institutions, care, rehabilitation of juveniles, delinquents, homeless people


The phenomenon of juvenile delinquency is one of the disturbing phenomena of societies, as it relates to the young generation that depends on building the future, and for this the countries resort to giving the delinquents of their children the appropriate care that includes modifying their behavior and reintegrating them into society according to scientific programs that guarantee reducing the possibility of the juvenile returning to doing business. Outlawed by the law and the fact that the United Arab Emirates takes full care of its children, the various state agencies have endeavored to preserve delinquent youngsters and work to recalibrate them from the early years of the country's establishment.

   The problem of this research was that the phenomenon of events went along with societies throughout the ages, whether these societies were advanced or underdeveloped, as deviation is not restricted to adults only, but young people can also deviate from laws and social standards, and this problem represents a danger to countries The world, whatever the degree of progress of these countries, because it has repercussions that hinder the progress and development of societies. It sought to answer the question: What is the role of social institutions in caring for and qualifying juvenile offenders?

The importance of the study is that the social institutions are considered responsible for the care and rehabilitation of juveniles, and therefore follow-up of their conditions through social services in the care of juveniles, for several reasons, including the high number of juvenile delinquents, and this is extremely dangerous considering that it is deviant today that may become the criminal of tomorrow if care is absent Directed at him, and therefore this group threatens the entity of society and its stability.    This study has come to the conclusion that the phenomenon of homelessness is present in the whole world, and we emphasize that juvenile homeless are not only a danger to themselves, but a threat to society as well at any moment, and strike the security of individuals and disturb their lives, because the homeless today is a perverted tomorrow and a criminal after tomorrow And the event whenever he remains homeless in his community, and the older he becomes, the more hatred and hatred for a society that he never paid attention to, and no intention to help him at all, have not appeared, or else how children today use firearms in schools and practice the most heinous crimes and forms of violence at a very young age. The conclusion came that social and charitable institutions are an essential pillar for achieving development and treating some of the existing problems in society. Therefore, it is necessary to work to enhance their administrative efficiency and organizational structure, diversify their financial resources, and efficiency in the distribution of their resources in order to achieve the goals of the institution.

The proposals and recommendations came to activate the role of the juvenile care department in following up external transactions and overcoming internal administrative difficulties to reduce the psychological burdens on inmates, and to follow up the juvenile care department for psychologists regarding regularity in being in the institution to meet the needs of inmates at the time of need, and taking into account when developing care programs within The role of social welfare for delinquents, focusing on what the delinquent has from negative perceptions towards himself and towards others and defining the goals of those programs and the means of implementing them specifically so that they can be evaluated and know their impact on the delinquent personality and behavior, And attention to the development of religious and moral insult to delinquents.


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The role of social institutions in caring for and qualifying juvenile delinquents. (2021). Al-Adab Journal, 2(137), 517-538.

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