HomeInterdisciplinary Research Journalvol. 5 no. 1 (2017)

Deterring Factors of Non-Pursuant of Cases Committed by Juvenile Offenders

Debbie C Maningo | Jonathan O. Etcuban | Jasmin B Bonggot | Anthony Albofera | Alejandro P Alonso | Camillus Allego | Pericles Gutierrez

Discipline: Social Science



Juvenile delinquency is a social problem in most developing countries like the Philippines. Exposing them to streets made them vulnerable in the commission of crimes. The study employed descriptive method utilizing a researcher made a tool to gather data about factors that deter the non-pursuant of cases committed by juvenile offenders. The study was conducted along the streets of Cebu City wherein the respondents were the victims of these juveniles. The gathered data were treated using frequency, percentage, and rank. The study revealed that the victims do not file a case against the juvenile offenders due to time constraints. Also, the study finds out that most of the crimes committed by minors are related to snatching along the streets of Cebu City. The study concluded that the deterring factors of the non-pursuance of legal cases against the juvenile offenders were significantly affected by the long process of filing a legal case due to Republic Act 9344 that protects the minors from being held behind bars. The researchers recommend for further studies that focused on the juvenile delinquents with the re-orientation programs for their best interest