juvenile delinquency

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ju·ve·nile de·lin·quen·cy

(jū'vĕ-nil dĕ-lingk'wĕn-sē)
An older term used to describe the behavior of teenagers acting in a manner inconsistent with societal expectations. Cf. sociopath, antisocial personality disorder.

juvenile delinquency

Criminal behaviour by a young person. Juvenile delinquency has a peak incidence around fifteen or sixteen years of age and is commonly associated with peer pressures to conform, parental neglect and lack of social opportunity to direct energy into more acceptable channels. There is often a poor school record, with truancy and resentment of authority. Most delinquents eventually learn to conform to generally acceptable patterns of behaviour.

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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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Arguably, by their own accounts, several of the first juvenile court's officials seemed to believe that the court's fundamental goal was to save certain children--mainly native white or middle class children--from criminal prosecution and from other delinquent children. For example, Chief Probation Officer Henry W.
Dattu upheld his conviction by the trial court and subsequently the high court, but let him go without a punishment in the interest of other delinquent children with whom he would have to share the special home.
Relocation of delinquent children. Regarding the effect of physical surroundings on juvenile behavior, Bejarano wrote the following: "Today, it is almost universally accepted that changing the environment of the child is indispensable for the prophylaxis and treatment of juvenile criminality" (p.
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She also highlights the role the court performed in regard to dependent children, positioning that group as the objects of the court's work fully as much as the delinquent children who occupy most historians of juvenile justice.
The legal fracas centers on a facility called Teen Ranch, which had been one of 35 "faith-based" groups contracting with Michigan's Family Independence Agency (FIA) to provide services to abused, neglected and delinquent children who have been placed in state care via the courts.
I am sick and tired of living in stinking Geordieland with its delinquent children and youngsters.
Besides punishment for the culprit, the fact of the name and address would spur the parents to assert more authority on their delinquent children. That is if the law will allow them to.
The decision also provides for a compulsory measure in which the girl's freedom may be restricted for up to 180 days during two years at an institution for delinquent children. The Supreme Court has already rejected the girl's appeal against being confined.
As a result, there is a great lack of interest in correcting the African American delinquency problem, despite the scientific evidence that most delinquent children will grow out of their antisocial behavior.
The decision at the Sasebo branch of the Nagasaki Family Court also provides for a compulsory measure where the girl's freedom of movement may be restricted for two years at an institution for the rehabilitation of delinquent children.
In a house they would be totally destructive and are like delinquent children in the kennels - constantly looking to escape.