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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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Thus, these two studies were then essentially studies of the characteristics of white delinquents and little is known about the verbal intellectual abilities of life-course-persistent and adolescence-limited black delinquents.
And you start putting that together with all the other social factors, and it's very possible there's a link with delinquent behavior and crime at some point that's very plausible," Schettler says.
Rather than simply consigning delinquents to the courts, the police often preferred to take matters into their own hands, using their discretionary authority to determine when and how youth were to be disciplined.
Although conflict is a normal facet of adolescent relationships and is found at elevated levels among delinquents (Claes & Simard, 1992; Jaffe et al.
The issue of child pornography and the computer delinquent raises additional concerns for law enforcement officers.
In the area of delinquent behavior, each camper was known to be receiving probation services for a current delinquent petition.
Aside from any philosophical and common-sense disagreements one may have with the labeling theorists, the major question regarding expungement is whether juvenile delinquents are "normal" kids who simply make youthful mistakes that are unlikely to be repeated in adulthood.
In line with previous research on neutralization theory, we expected delinquents and non-delinquents to differ in the use of neutralization techniques.
It was hypothesized that, in general, delinquents would prescribe less severe punishments for deviant behavior, irrespective of the circumstances.
6] Parents, law enforcement officers, schools, and community organizations must recognize the behavior patterns of delinquents to implement appropriate crime prevention strategies.
In California and elsewhere, they established detention homes in order to ensure that female delinquents were not held in jail or police lockups, and they created cottage-style reformatories that were administered by women.
Poor self-control and aggressive behavior typify virtually the entire lives of a small group of hard-core delinquents in New Zealand, and probably elsewhere, Moffitt contends.