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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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee
Categories: December 17, 2009, Cost effectiveness analysis, Crime prevention, Employment assistance programs, Federal aid programs, Information management, Juvenile delinquency, Juvenile offender rehabilitation, Juvenile status offenders, National Training and Technical Assistance Center, Needs assessment, Program abuses, Program evaluation, Program management, Recidivism, Research and development costs, Research programs, Risk factors, Risk management, Substance abuse, Teenagers, Therapy
For policy makers, lawmakers, and practitioners, and for undergraduate and graduate courses in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and violent offender intervention, this text discusses the prevention and control of juvenile delinquency.