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juvenile delinquency

persistent antisocial, illegal, or criminal behavior by children or adolescents to the degree that it cannot be controlled or corrected by the parents. It endangers others in the community, and it becomes the concern of a law enforcement agency.

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.

Patient discussion about juvenile delinquency

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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