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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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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In many ways, the current treatment of status offenders directly mirrors the treatment of juvenile delinquents before In re Gault and other similar cases.
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Less emphasized is reporting juvenile delinquents to persons in authority or to their parents, guardians or immediate relatives or school authorities for prompt interventions.
For the Typical High School Students and the Typical Adults, the DEMO scores were significantly higher for the Typical individuals then for the Juvenile Delinquents or Prison Inmates.
There was a significant difference in age among the three groups (F = 6.41, p = .002); mean age for the adolescent sex-offender group was 15.39, whereas mean age for violent and nonviolent juvenile delinquents was 16.16 and 16.34, respectively.
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"We need to know where you are." She sounds like the mother of a young juvenile delinquent.
With his spiked hair, piercings, and allblack clothing, 13-year-old Jake looks the part of the juvenile delinquent he's supposed to be.
In the intervening years, the picture has taken on an almost mythical status, following juvenile delinquent Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his three Droog buddies on one of their nightly orgies of "ultra- violence" which culminates in Alex murdering a middle-aged lady.
These cases are settled in accordance with certain regulations and by taking into account the age of the juvenile delinquent. Al Hilali stressed the importance of involving the young people in sports and cultural activities through civil society institutions so that they can productively spend their spare time instead of indulging in petty crime.
Wullie walked a fine line between indulging in boyhood pranks and becoming Dundee's worst juvenile delinquent.

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