juvenile delinquent
juvenile delinquent n: a juvenile who commits an act of juvenile delinquency compare status offender, youthful offender

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

juvenile delinquent
index criminal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


juvenile delinquent
n.
A minor who commits a crime or engages in regular criminal activity. See also delinquent child

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


juvenile delinquent
Slang for a minor who has been found to have committed a criminal offense. Minors may not end up with "convictions," (they are often simply adjudged to have committed the crime), and are usually punished by laws that do not apply to adults, such as by confinement in a facility solely for juveniles. Also termed juvenile offender, youthful offender, or delinquent minor.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


juvenile delinquent
n. A minor who has committed criminal acts.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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 also: juvenile court

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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