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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The Juvenile Justice System Act (JJSA), 2018, replaced the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance 2000, which was promulgated during the military government of retired General Pervez Musharraf.
'We call on the government to work with child rights defenders and strengthen the juvenile justice system for the sake of all Filipino children,' Unicef said.
States often justify their refusal to guarantee status offenders due process by invoking the principle of parens patriae, which embodies the idea that, in the juvenile justice system, the state should look to rehabilitate juveniles rather than punish them.
A Lahore High Court judgement in 2004, that struck down the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance as unnecessary and encouraged the treatment of juveniles as adults shows just how pervading this negligence is.
The Juvenile Justice Law was first introduced in September last year to reform Cambodia's juvenile justice system and establish its first juvenile prison in the capital Phnom Penh.
In most cases, adolescents who enter the child welfare system (due to repeated abuse or neglect) thereafter commit an offense that leads to placement in the juvenile justice system. Children who have experienced a traumatic event are more likely to engage in delinquent behavior that results in detention.
The Juvenile Justice System (JIS) Act of 2018 is a new law, which has been enacted by the federal government earlier this year.
In order to address this issue before it can escalate to the status of misdemeanor or felony, it is necessary that the juvenile justice system work closely with the education community.
He tabled The Juvenile Justice System Bill 2017 before the House, which was approved unanimously.
Highlighting the salient features of The Juvenile Justice System Bill, Minister for Human Rights Mumtaz Ahmed Tarar informed the House that it envisages establishment of special institutions and a board for protection of child from any kind of abuse.
The large number of youths entering the juvenile justice system for status offenses--or offenses that would not result in charges for an adult (e.g., habitual truancy or running away from home)-furthered Kentucky's strong desire for reform.

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