behavior of a child or youth that is so marked by violation of law, persistent mischievousness, antisocial behavior, disobedience, or intractability as to thwart correction by parents and to constitute a matter for action by the juvenile courts.
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How to use juvenile delinquency in a sentence
Children who refused to say the pledge for any number of reasons faced expulsion and threats of incarceration, as did their parents for encouraging juvenile delinquency.
juvenile delinquency itself has been the subject of much research (especially in the United States) during the past fifty years.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
(i) There was a substantial increase in juvenile delinquency during the Second World War.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Three of them had juvenile delinquency records—minor stuff, mostly, like copter stunting and public disturbance.A Mixture of Genius | Arnold Castle
It seems that people, for the most part, are more interested in the traditional sordid-sensational type of juvenile delinquency.A Mixture of Genius | Arnold Castle
Ferrari, in his excellent work on juvenile delinquency, discusses the various motives for deception and malingering in the child.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry | Bernard Glueck
British Dictionary definitions for juvenile delinquency
antisocial or criminal conduct by juvenile delinquents
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