Bülent KARA

In this research, the sociological dimension of the social causes of juvenile delinquency in Niğde province is discussed. Scientific analysis of juvenile delinquency in Niğde province has been made in three different parts - biological, psychological and sociological. The geographical location of the research, Niğde, was chosen considering the social structure. It is often seen that males are more likely to commit crimes in suicide or drifting children, especially those between 11 and 18 years of age. Niğde police headquarters detain more children compared to other sexes and ages as can be seen from the data of the children's branches. Niğde province has a conservative society structure in itself. Due to its geographical conditions, there are many civil servants working in the city. This means a lot of immigration events in the city speeded up by changes created by the movements in the university established there. While the city receives immigration permanently, problems arising from the inability to provide adequate social and economic infrastructure to immigrants can lead children to sulk. Juvenile delinquency is not only a legal issuebut it also has psychological, sociological, socio-economic reasons. If the child is not a criminal by birth, his or her environment, family, environment may cause the child to commit a crime.

Keywords: Child, Crime, Urbanization, Education, Migration, Child Branch