- Juvenile delinquency is defined as illegal or wrongful acts committed by minors under the age of 18.
An example of juvenile delinquency is when a 14 year old steals a car.
juvenile delinquency definition by Webster's New World
behavior by young persons of not more than a specified age, usually 18 years, that is antisocial or in violation of the law
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- juvenile delinquent noun
juvenile delinquency definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Antisocial or criminal behavior by children or adolescents.