juvenile delinquent

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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.

ju·ve·nile de·lin·quent

(jū'vĕ-nīl dē-lin'kwent),
Older term for a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and who has legally been found to have committed criminal acts, such as vandalism, violence, or robbery.

juvenile delinquent

a person who performs illegal acts and who has not reached an age at which treatment as an adult can be accorded under the laws of the community having jurisdiction. Also called juvenile offender, young offender.

ju·ve·nile de·lin·quent

(JD) (jū'vĕ-nil dě-lingk'wĕnt)
Older term for a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and who has legally been found to have committed criminal acts, such as vandalism, violence, or robbery.

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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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It is needed in future research to categorize the juvenile delinquents in habitual and non-habitual offenders.
Ranked 4 (19 responses or 38%) was "reporting juvenile delinquents to persons in authority or to their parents, guardians or immediate relatives or school authorities for prompt interventions".
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Hence, the only way to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents is to send them into adulthood with this label detached.
Believing juvenile delinquents are no longer deterred from committing violent crimes because they are aware of the apparent leniency of the juvenile law, hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens have petitioned the government to revise the law in favour of harsher punishments.
Police said the absconding juvenile delinquents were lodged in separate rooms but on Sunday they came on the veranda of the remand home after finding the security personnel missing and fled the home by cutting through the iron metal window and gate.
The girls are imprisoned in a Juvenile Delinquents Correction Centre after their sentence verdict and a large number of the inmates are then killed when they reach 18.
Last year, 506 juvenile delinquents were registered for various offences -- some of those offences more commonly associated with adult, career criminals.
When meting out criminal sentences to juvenile delinquents, the new law separates out two classifications for these juveniles, one group is those whose ages fall between seven and 15, and the other between 15 and 16.
The NGO has assisted 515 children suffering from abuse in the last halfadecade and is also working to reform juvenile delinquents, she said.
NNA - AUB architecture students proved that the right design could help rehabilitate and re-assimilate juvenile delinquents into society, rather than leaving them feeling ostracized and in a permanent clash with their environment.

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