JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

juvenile delinquency. Antisocial behavior by a minor; esp., behavior that would be criminally punishable if the actor were an adult, but instead is usu. punished by special laws pertaining only to minors. Cf. INCORRIGIBILITY. [Cases: Infants 153. C.J.S. Infants ¡ì¡ì 33¨C35, 41¨C42, 64, 67.]

¡° ¡®Juvenile delinquency,¡¯ when employed as a technical term rather than merely a descriptive phrase, is entirely a legislative product ….¡± Rollin M. Perkins & Ronald N. Boyce, Criminal Law 940 (3d ed. 1982).


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