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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Incompatible relationship between the mother and father is important in terms of juvenile deliquency, because the child will always imitate his/her parents in his/her relations with the parents or with other people (27).
After several years' spent enjoying holidays, birthday parties, shopping excursions, cookery lessons and all the mod cons of juvenile deliquency - scramble bikes, computers, Gameboys, TVs in their bedroom - Venables and Thompson were released on licence.
A Syrian-based Lawyer, Ala'a Al Sayed told Gulf News that Syrian law is very lenient with juveniles and Shayar may end up in a juvenile deliquency centre for 3 to 5 years.

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