Definitions for "Juvenile Delinquency"
Criminal acts committed by persons under the age of 18 are referred to as acts of juvenile delinquency. Jurisdiction over most juvenile delinquency cases is held by the juvenile justice system, which aims to rehabilitate rather than punish offending youth.
A violation of the law or noncriminal acts committed by a minor that is a crime if committed by an adult.
Refers to a great variety of behaviors, ranging from unacceptable behavior to status offenses to criminal acts.