juvenile delinquency

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juvenile delinquency

n.
Antisocial or criminal behavior by juveniles.

juvenile delinquency

n
(Law) antisocial or criminal conduct by juvenile delinquents

ju′venile delin′quency


n.
illegal or antisocial behavior by a minor, constituting a matter for action by the juvenile courts.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juvenile delinquency - an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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I was a witness to a pattern of delinquent children in expensive schools back home, who eventually turned into violent adults.
Other officials from the Family Village at Awqaf and Minors Affairs, the General Department of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, the Families and Delinquent Children at Dubai Public Prosecution, the Domestic Reform Section in Dubai Courts, and Alternative Care Department at CDA make up the committee.
In further recognition of the ESEA's legacy as a civil rights law--upholding critical protections for disadvantaged students--the ESSA holds schools to account for the progress of all students, prescribing meaningful reforms to remedy under-performance in those schools failing to serve all students; maintains dedicated resources and supports for students with disabilities, English Learners, Native American students, homeless children, neglected and delinquent children, and migrant and seasonal farmworker children; and keeps states and districts on task with the work they began this year to ensure all students have equitable access to excellent educators.
The facility on the outskirts of the city was established to help in the care, development and rehabilitation of potentially neglected and delinquent children and youngsters.
Though a broken family can also affect youngsters, some 68 per cent of delinquent children however were found to have lived in stable families.
This means that in an urban poor community where delinquent children or potentially delinquents are controlled, they tend to have more focus on their studies, enabling them to obtain scholarship grants and to help their parents financially.
Delinquent children belong to that category of exceptional children who exhibit considerable deviation in terms of their social adjustment.
121) The Juvenile Court Act of 1899 gave the new court jurisdiction over both dependent and delinquent children, (121) The creation of "juvenile delinquency" as an independent legal status marked a major reform of criminal law.
After arresting the delinquent children, police treat them at par with adults.
During the past week, plans to fix the Euro zone's delinquent children were quoted just as often for sending the markets up, as when a lack of action send them reeling again.
So, the format of this show is much the same as her other hit, Supernanny - delinquent children, despairing parents, quick visit from Frost, pearls of wisdom dispensed, and peace finally restored This week, Jo rocks up in her Range Rover, armed with her imaginary naughty step, ready to tackle more parenting concerns, and conduct experiments to show how the pressures of the modern world can affect youngsters' lives.