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Investigation of Juveniles by Police Under Juvenile Justice System A Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Regarding Knowledge of JJSO-2000

Saif Abbasi, Anas Baryal & Kiran Seenen

Abstract

Individuals of age less than 18 years committing an offence get in touch with police at the
very first movement within the Juvenile Justice System throughout the world. Realistic
accomplishment of juvenile justice system is achievable only when the implementing
agency, like police is fully sentient about the concern law. The study was an endeavor to
identify the consciousness level of police officers and officials concerning juvenile justice
system ordinance 2000. The police staff working at police station level of three districts
named as Peshawar as the capital city, Mardan and Charsadda from Khyber Pakhtonkhwa
province of Pakistan were selected under quantitative research design. Total number of
respondents was 420 which were carefully chosen randomly with the help of purposive
sampling techniques from all the police stations of the target area. A pre-designed
constructed interview schedule was used to collect the data. It was noted that high ranked
police officers and police officials have the greater awareness level and knowledge about
investigation process in juvenile justice system. It was suggested that during investigation
process of juveniles, the high ranked police officers must involve due to high level of
knowledge and awareness about the concern law.

Keywords: Juvenile Justice System, Police Officers and officials, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,
Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda,