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delinquent

 [de-ling´kwent]
1. failing to do that which is required by law or obligation.
2. a person who neglects a legal obligation.
juvenile delinquent a juvenile offender; an individual who commits a violation of the law within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system.

delinquent

/de·lin·quent/ (de-lin´kwent)
1. failing to do that which is required by law or obligation.
2. a person who neglects a legal obligation.

juvenile delinquent  an individual who commits a violation of the law within the jurisdiction of the juvenile court system.

delinquent

[diling′kwənt]
1 adj, characterized by neglect of duty or violation of law.
2 n, one whose behavior is characterized by persistent antisocial, illegal, violent, or criminal acts. See also juvenile delinquent.

delinquent (deling´kwent),

n pertaining to a debt or claim that is due and unpaid at the time due.

Patient discussion about delinquent

Q. Can someone please explain the reason for juvenile delinquency?

A. Juvenile delinquency is not necessarily a trait of bipolar disorder, although it is possible for a person with bipolar disorder to act on impulse while experiencing an episode. To use Justins example, shop lifting, an adult in a manic episode may spend all of their money without thought or reason, where a child/youth may not have money to spend which may lead to shop lifting. In a manic episode Justin is right the lines between right and wrong can be blurred, thus the person suffering may make poor decisions and can find themselves in trouble with the law.

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To identify whether there is any relation between Psychiatric illness and delinquent behaviour among inmates of orphanages.
The bureau has also created a centralized arrears management system for Metro Manila, as almost 70 percent of the delinquent accounts are in Metro Manila, she said.
In South Florida, the delinquency rate on loans 30 or more days delinquent was 11.
When taking a closer look at the seriously delinquent category, what is quite striking in the data is the dichotomy of falling inventories overall with the growth of loans in the extremely delinquent category (loans a year or more past due, but not in foreclosure).
The data were collected at the evaluation center, as part of the multidisciplinary evaluation that is conducted for all juveniles who are sent to this center after they are adjudicated delinquent.
Nearly two-thirds of all youth who reported that their last delinquent behaviour was discovered, said they were punished by their parents, a teacher, the police or another person.
The present study examines the effects of four aspects of parenting on African-American male adolescents' delinquent behavior: (1) mothers' monitoring of their sons' behavior, (2) mothers' perceived control over their sons' behavior, (3) mother-adolescent communication about school, friends, and behavior, and (4) mother-adolescent relations.
Can Del count the date of mailing--"the mailbox rule"--as the date of filing for a delinquent tax return/refund claim?
But researchers have yet to pin down a direct mechanism that might contribute to the development of delinquent behavior.
Some were genuinely interested in delinquent boys and specifically requested probation work.
State law allows restaurant tax collectors to pursue delinquent taxpayers in court and audit their books, but only if the city has an ordinance granting the collector that authority.
Normally, adjudicating a delinquent takes place at the local level.