The trend of juvenile delinquency in and around schools in the Republic of Kosovo

AuthorEnver Buçaj - Fatos Haziri
PositionUniversity of Prizren 'Ukshin Hoti'. - UBT College
Vol. 6 No.1
May, 2020
Balkan Journal of Interdisciplinary Research
IIPCCL Publishing, Graz-Austria
ISSN 2410-759X
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The trend of juvenile delinquency in and around schools in the Republic of
Prof. ass. Enver Buçaj
University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”.
Prof. ass. Fatos Haziri
UBT College.
The involvement of juveniles in criminal activities has become a concern for Law Enforcement
Agencies in the Republic of Kosovo, in particular a er the declaration of independence since
2008. The study of statistics by law enforcement agencies in this area shows that in many cases
the concern of the community is reasonable.
As can be seen from the f‌i gures, the ratio between the numbers of incriminated young people
is very close to that of victims of this age. The criminal behavior of one group is aggravated in
most cases to the same extent by their peers. This is one of the strongest reasons in studying
the phenomenon to analyze these two components in parallel. The aggrieved party may in
certain circumstances react by victimizing others. So, the impact on each other between the
two groups is possible.
Not even 5% of children under the age of 5 in Kosovo are involved in preschool education.
Educating children is a constitutional right. Nurseries are not a luxury but a necessity. They
are a right guaranteed to all children, regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or religion.
Early education shall be the priority of new governance. The more quality upgrades in
kindergartens and schools the fewer children on city streets working for survival or begging.
Juveniles need shelter, family care, state and community care. No child deserves to be without
a roof over his/her head and without quality education. The state must guarantee their
development, welfare and education.
Keywords: Juvenile delinquency, Juvenile Justice Code.
The Republic of Kosovo is one of the safest countries in Europe where crime rates
against people and property are lower than in other countries in Europe and the
number of serious crimes is decreasing. The standard of living is increasing and
the justice system is being strengthened day by day in line with European Union
Integration through education and work is increasingly being done with the rest of
the EU countries. The region is changing and Kosovo is on the same footing as other
Balkan countries where crime rates of all kinds are lower.
The involvement of juveniles in criminal acts is a growing trend, known to societies
in the Balkans but also in Kosovo, especially in recent years.
There is no consensually accepted def‌i nition of juvenile delinquent behavior but some
authors def‌i ne delinquency as unbalanced emotional behavior, others as persistent

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