juvenile delinquent


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juvenile delinquent

n.
A juvenile guilty of antisocial or criminal behavior.

juvenile delinquent

n
(Law) a child or young person guilty of some offence, act of vandalism, or antisocial behaviour or whose conduct is beyond parental control and who may be brought before a juvenile court

ju′venile delin′quent


n.
a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts, as vandalism or violence.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juvenile delinquent - a young offenderjuvenile delinquent - a young offender      
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
Translations
mladoletni prestopnik

juvenile delinquent

ndelinquente m/f minorenne
References in classic literature ?
But the father gets lagged; and then the Juvenile Delinquent Society comes, and takes the boy away from a trade where he was arning money, teaches him to read and write, and in time makes a
(93) However, status offenders are not in the same position as the plaintiff in In re Gault, unlike a juvenile delinquent, a status offender is not initially subject to incarceration as a result of his or her adjudication.
At the other end of the topsy-turvy, moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison.
"The CBI officials/ investigating officer has openly flouted the orders of the board, whereby this board had specifically directed the CBI officials to conduct enquiry of the juvenile delinquent between 10 am to 6 pm during the course of enquiry for three days.The above observations of this board has been clearly been violated by the CBI," he pointed out.
In professional literature, criminal parents or other felonious family members are also considered to be a firm reason for an adolescent to become a juvenile delinquent. Here, in this study again the results appeared with some different kind of discoveries.
Ionce taught creative writing part time to juvenile delinquents, children with conflicted moral codes.
Ranked 7 (21 responses or 42%) was "conducting house-to-house visitation to families identified to have a juvenile delinquent member.
The Act describes truancy as "a gateway to crime and one of the most powerful predictors of juvenile delinquent behavior" and authorizes school districts to disclose education records relating to attendance "if the school district determines that the disclosure will enhance the juvenile justice system's ability to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records are released." The Act states that local officials or authorities that enforce, prosecute, or adjudicate municipal ordinances adopted under that section or that work with school districts to address truancy problems are designated as part of the juvenile justice system and as 'juvenile authorities' within the definition set forth in the Illinois Student Record Act.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2006: Jason is more than just a vandal; he's also a bully, an arsonist, and a bona fide juvenile delinquent. And unfortunately, he's Will's older brother.
Today, women's enemies have warned that working women will be rewarded with everything from hirsutism (after all, they are masculizing themselves) to juvenile delinquent offspring.
I have been swimming at Thornaby for 22 years and, being more mature in years, I have yet to see a juvenile delinquent at this time in the morning.
Regina, SK -- William Whatcott, a former juvenile delinquent, then an Evangelical pro-life activist and today a Catholic prolifer living in Red Deer, AB, has been a pro-life gadfly in Saskatchewan for over a decade.

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