• (noun): An antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor.
    Synonyms: juvenile delinquency
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on delinquency:

Juvenile Delinquency In The United States - Juvenile Delinquency and The Law
... in regards to juvenile delinquents and juvenile delinquency ... For a more thorough and detailed outline of juvenile delinquency law in the United States, please see this link ... of juvenile delinquents, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Act of 1974 ...
Boys' Reformatory - Production
... Juvenile delinquency was generally the main topic of teen films until the 1970s ... Small-framed Frankie Darro had a long career playing teens in juvenile delinquency films such as Wild Boys of the Road, Wanted by the Police (1938), Tough Kid (1938 ... to brush off the public’s curiosity about teen delinquency prevalent during the Depression (Schary 15) ...
Lloyd Ohlin - Life and Career
... Cloward, Ohlin he wrote Delinquency and Opportunity A Theory of Delinquent Gangs, which rejected the prevailing assumption that delinquency resulted from irresponsibility ... antipoverty program that was initiated in the early 1960s to prevent delinquency on the Lower East Side of Manhattan ... the program was based on principles established by Ohlin in Delinquency and Opportunity, offering job training, psychological counseling, drug treatment and ...
Juvenile Delinquency In The United States - Preventing Juvenile Delinquency
... An effective way of preventing juvenile delinquency and keeping at-risk children away from crime is to tackle the problem before it happens ... there is any way to control the choices children make and eliminate the causes of juvenile delinquency ... reduction and elimination of juvenile delinquency ...
Ethnic Groups In Switzerland - Delinquency
... In the same year, 15,064 minors (78.3% of them male, 68.2% of them of Swiss nationality, 76.3% aged between 15 and 18) were convicted ... The number of convictions in the last five years is given in the following table ...

More definitions of "delinquency":

  • (noun): Nonpayment of a debt when due.
  • (noun): A tendency to be negligent and uncaring.
    Example: "He inherited his delinquency from his father"
    Synonyms: dereliction, willful neglect

Famous quotes containing the word delinquency:

    The authoritarian child-rearing style so often found in working-class families stems in part from the fact that parents see around them so many young people whose lives are touched by the pain and delinquency that so often accompanies a life of poverty. Therefore, these parents live in fear for their children’s future—fear that they’ll lose control, that the children will wind up on the streets or, worse yet, in jail.
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)