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juvenile

 [ju´vĕ-nīl]
1. pertaining to youth or childhood; young or immature.
2. a youth or child; a young animal; a cell or organism intermediate between the immature and mature forms.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

juvenile

(jo͞o′və-nīl′, -nəl)
adj.
a. Not fully grown or developed; young.
b. Of or characteristic of a young animal that has not reached sexual maturity: a bird still in juvenile plumage.
n.
a. A young person; a child.
b. A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
c. A two-year-old racehorse.

ju′ve·nile′ly adv.
ju′ve·nile′ness n.
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juvenile

adjective Between an infant and an adult
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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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'The Government in consultation with the concerned Session Judge shall establish the Juvenile Justice Committee for each session divisions', the draft bill document available with this scribe said.
Muscat: Oman has a witnessed a slight increase in the number of crimes committed by juveniles in 2015 compared to 2014, according to the Ministry of Social Development figures.
In 2011, nearly 1.5 million juveniles (2) were arrested in the United States, with "about 1 in 13 arrests for murder and 1 in 5 arrests for robbery, burglary, and larceny-theft." (3) While statistical data shows a decline in juvenile arrests during the last decade, (4) the reality remains that juveniles engage in criminal misconduct across the United States, and military installations are no exception.
The Juveniles Care Centre of the Abu Dhabi Police indicated that providing juveniles with specialised care and rehabilitation is a "shared responsibility" of the families concerned and the centre.
As many as 1,038 juveniles were found to be in conflict with law and apprehended this year till September, according to official records.
From 1985 to 1993, as the crack-cocaine epidemic spread, juvenile homicide rates tripled and nearly every state changed its laws to make it possible to charge and sentence the most violent juveniles as adults.