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that have been stolen quietly and secretly without people having the knowledge. It is a bad and difficult habit which the children have formed to the extent that it has become part of them and this became established when there is no lay down moral standards. At times they usually do not realized that they have stolen these objects until they reach their homes and empty their pockets or bags (Grant and Kim, 2002). This is probably because they are usual stressed up with the impulse to steal. A kleptomania express little regret over stealing and in some cases, the stolen material may quietly be returned by the children. Some theorist found that the early signs of kleptomania in children are noticed as early as 3 to 6 years (Gurlek, 2007). These children lack the sense of sound responsibility. It is a maladaptive behaviour that causes children a lot of physical, social, emotional and psychological harm. It is essential to approach kleptomania in a nonjudgmental manner and to reinforce confidentiality due to patients’ fear of legal consequences. Increased awareness and screening by clinicians may increase the number of patients seeking help. Individual who suffer from this condition can reasonably expect a reduction and possible remission of symptoms with combination of psychotherapy and a guardian counselor, with the help of the church leaders, the teachings from the child birth to the adolescence will do more in getting less number of delinquents in Nigeria.
71 CHAPTER FOUR THE CHALLENGES AND EFFECTS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN NIGERIA
72 4.1.1 Poverty, unemployment and hopelessness So many juveniles and youths today have become hopeless, with no hint, inking or clue of why they are alive, and whether there is a purpose for human existence. Just observing their faces in a crowd reveals this much. They can see that the world conditions grow ever worse, with the news of each day seemingly worse that the day before, and the problems of each day becoming worse and greater in number that the day before. Juvenile delinquency can be as a result of poverty, unemployment, or being hopeless about their conditions. This is particularly present among those in the lower class who mostly live in the rural areas. Poverty is the condition of lack and hopelessness. Ndungane (2003, p.20), while describing African poverty maintains that the deprivations around poverty are not just about economy but also “include human dignity” which is about human suffering. According to him, there is also denial of access to opportunities and advancement, which is mainly brought about by inequalities, and uneven distribution of wealth. Unemployment is a serious challenges facing the juveniles and youths across the globe especially in our country, Nigeria. Consequently, many of these juveniles take to antisocial behaviour in order to make ends meet. However, the result of this is that the vast majority of these young ones today simply tune out to confusion and emptiness of religion, the division and ineffectiveness of government, the evils and troubles plaguing schools and education, the complex economic forces at

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