Society and Identity
The purpose of this research is to examine the concept critically: open and porous is a prime cause of Indo-Nepal cross-border crime and the involvement of youth in that type of crime. The sociological and criminological approaches have been applied to find out the fact about youth in cross-border crime. Dostoevsky's approach which argues that the prison reflects the microcosm of the society outside has been considered to understand the Indo-Nepal border society focusing Nepal's prison in the Central Terai at Birgunj city adjoin with Indian border as the field of the study. It focuses on the causes behind the youth in crime and their vulnerability to the cross-border crime. Youth who are already struggling for their definite identity feel suppressed in their society because of affect-able internal and external factors and thus the chances of their high involvement in the crime. It is not because of their youthfulness and age they are vulnerable but the perception of the society and state-centric policy that makes them vulnerable indeed the well-organized crime and their upper class operators misuse their socio-economic vulnerability to run their illegal business smoothly. It explores problems and challenges of the Nepal's prison system associated with the life of the prisoner. This study has attempted to find out the strengthening bond of organized crime in the border areas, where multiple crises have emerged as the products and counter products of the internal social problem, imposed policies and external factors.