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Title:
SOCIO- DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE EMERGING ADULT OFFENDERS IN CENTRAL PRISONS OF TAMIL NADU AND BORSTAL SCHOOL

Authors:
Aruna J , Dr. S. Karunanidhi

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Aruna J *, Dr. S. Karunanidhi **
*. Ph. D Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Madras
**. Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Principal Investigator, Research Chair on "Research on Prisons and Rehabilitation of Prisoners" sanctioned by Government of Tamil Nadu, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

MLA 8
J, Aruna, and Dr. S. Karunanidhi. "SOCIO- DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE EMERGING ADULT OFFENDERS IN CENTRAL PRISONS OF TAMIL NADU AND BORSTAL SCHOOL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 29-39, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=04. Accessed Jan. 2019.
APA
J, A., & Karunanidhi, D. (2019, January). SOCIO- DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE EMERGING ADULT OFFENDERS IN CENTRAL PRISONS OF TAMIL NADU AND BORSTAL SCHOOL. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 29-39. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=04
Chicago
J, Aruna, and Dr. S. Karunanidhi. "SOCIO- DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF THE EMERGING ADULT OFFENDERS IN CENTRAL PRISONS OF TAMIL NADU AND BORSTAL SCHOOL." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 29-39. Accessed January, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=04.

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Abstract:
Emerging adulthood is described as a stage of developmental period between eighteen to twentyfive years and is characterized as the stage of instability, exploration, self- focused and feeling in between. This stage of development has been identified as a critical period as some of the emerging adults may experience maturity and positive behavioral changes in the course of their development while others may engage in deviant behavior such as substance abuse, committing crime and other risky behaviors. Although substantial researches have been conducted among the adolescents there is no ample researches that has been conducted among the emerging adults in India, especially with reference to the special population like prisoners, it was observed there have been no satisfactory researches that has been conducted among the emerging adult offenders. As a first step, the researcher felt that there is a need to understand the socio - demographic profile of the emerging adult offenders imprisoned in various central prisons of Tamil Nadu and Borstal school as this will enable the researcher to understand the factors that may influence their offending and antisocial behavior. Descriptive research design was adopted for the present study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 248 emerging adult offenders from various central prisons of Tamil Nadu and Borstal school at Pudukkottai. The semi structured interview schedule was developed by the researcher to elicit information on socio demographic details such as education, employment, family income, type of family, type of offence etc. The interview schedule also addressed the questions on some of the deviant behavior engaged by the offenders, family criminality, and reason for committing the crime. The information gained from the semi structured interview has provided an insight about some of the causal factors that would have made these young prisoners to involve in criminal behaviors. The study has highlighted the need to further explore and explain the causal factors of the offending behavior among emerging adult offenders. Results of the semi structured interview and implication of the results has been discussed.