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juvenile delinquent

n. a person who is under age (usually below 18), who is found to have committed a crime in states which have declared by law that a minor lacks responsibility and thus may not be sentenced as an adult. However, the legislatures of several states have reduced the age of criminal responsibility for serious crimes or for repeat offenders to as low as 14. (See: juvenile court)

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Most behaviors of juvenile delinquency can be classified into four categories: theft, violence to obtain material advantage, violation of state laws (dropout, truancy) and group behavior or tape perceived by others as a threat due to physical aggressiveness and word that implies.
* Poor family management and bad relationships with family members contribute to juvenile delinquency
This study was anchored on the concept that juvenile delinquency is a multi-causal phenomenon.
In a low income country like Pakistan unsatisfactory research efforts have been undertaken to identify factors responsible for juvenile delinquency. Existing evidence from researches conducted in Western and European countries cannot be considered ample; and hence seem insufficient to depict the true picture of juvenile prisoners for Pakistan, where social and familial patterns as well as the legal system is completely different.
When juvenile delinquency is examined as an idea, discourse, or label, rather than as an objective and readily identifiable set of behaviors present in whatever historical context, a much more complex picture emerges.
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The juvenile court is in a unique position to provide and regulate a variety of services aimed at preventing juvenile delinquency. As this chapter recommends, juvenile courts should be knowledgeable about the current evidence base, divert youth to available services when appropriate, consider programming needs and sanctions in all cases, monitor the quality of local programs, and identify programming and service gaps.
Juvenile Delinquency: Prevention, Assessment and Intervention would be a valuable addition to libraries and training resource areas used by anyone working with adolescents in juvenile corrections.
This solidly researched, well-written book contributes to our understanding of juvenile delinquency in modern Japan on multiple levels.
Research cited in Importance of Timely Case Processing in Nondetained Juvenile Delinquency Cases, presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, revealed that many subsequent referrals of juveniles for delinquent behavior occur before the juvenile justice system has dealt with the initial or preceding referral.
The friend, meanwhile, does not have a fixed tendency toward juvenile delinquency, the judge said.
This study investigated the role of an early educational intervention and child-, family-, peer-, and school-level predictors on court-reported juvenile delinquency. Data were provided from the Chicago Longitudinal Study, an ongoing investigation of the scholastic and social development of more than 1,500 low-income youths (93% of whom were African American).

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