Definition of Juvenile delinquency

1. Noun. An antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor.

Exact synonyms: Delinquency
Generic synonyms: Misbehavior, Misbehaviour, Misdeed
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Juvenile delinquency

1. Noun. (legal) Participation in illegal behaviour by minors. ¹

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Medical Definition of Juvenile delinquency

1. The antisocial acts of children or persons under age which are illegal or lawfully interpreted as constituting delinquency. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Juvenile delinquency

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"juvenile delinquency Building for after the war. Kind M 31:119 D 18 ^ v Care of delinquent and dependent children in Minnesota. AJ Todd. ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1901)

3. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1855)
"juvenile delinquency.—Its Principal Causes and Proposed Cure, as adopted in ... He then enumerated in detail, the causes of juvenile delinquency in Glasgow. ..."

4. Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent and Chronic Juvenile Offenders by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Delinquency prevention Most juvenile delinquency efforts have been unsuccessful because of their negative approach—attempting to keep juveniles from ..."

5. An Introduction to Child Psychology by Charles Wilkin Waddell (1918)
"CHAPTER X juvenile delinquency STILL further to illustrate our view of the evolutionary nature of child morality we shall turn, in this chapter, ..."

6. Readings in Rural Sociology by John Phelan (1920)
"The result is that the official record of rural juvenile delinquency is unduly low because it fails to include much bad conduct that is passed over without ..."

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