Criminal Justice

Delinquency Issue in Namibia

It is difficult to decide exactly which behaviors make up juvenile delinquency and identify who juvenile delinquents are for the reason that societal views of children change from place to place and over time. The age of the offender is the most essential factor in differentiating between crime and delinquency. One way to characterize juvenile delinquency is to locate the behavior of children on a series of four continua representing duration, frequency, priority and seriousness of the behavior. Discussed herein, with reference to Namibia, is of the fact that delinquency covers many aspect of unacceptable behavior (Belda 2007).