- 犯罪社会学研究 (ISSN:0386460X)
- vol.12, pp.47-66, 1987 (Released:2017-03-30)
Advocacy of human rights free from authoritative powers has been more intensified recently. The standpoint of protection of such human rights often tends to maintain that the regulations of pre-delinquency violate juveniles' human rights through their abusive application. It is right in part. Overemphasis of this risk, however, may overlook another fact that these regulations at the same time defend juveniles from factors which may deteriorate their lives. Consequently, socially handicapped boys and girls will be deprived of their human rights in dual senses: First, through the damage by social handicap; second, by being neglected in the community. The regulations and application of them are by no means without any problems. This article, however, attempted to show their validity from the latter aspect of protecting juveniles' human rights against harmful social factors, through presentation of a pre-delinquent's case and statistics related to pre-delinquency.