juvenile delinquency

(redirected from juvenile deliquent)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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"
References in periodicals archive ?
They were there to shake hands with the big man, whose 419-page book, tells of his wild childhood in the London districts of Stoke Newington, Dalton and Hackney, his numerous exclusions and final expulsion from school and his time as a juvenile deliquent in and out of reformatories.
Scher, who hopes to work as a caseworker with juvenile deliquents after graduation, conceded she felt "really tired" Monday after spending the night outdoors, reading names or trying to keep warm in her sleeping bag.

Full browser ?