What is Juvenile Delinquency?. Delinquency as Deviance. A Preliminary Definition. “Juvenile delinquency is an act committed by a minor which violates the penal code of the government with authority over the area in which the act occurred.”. A Preliminary Distinction. Delinquent Offenses
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What is Juvenile Delinquency?
Delinquency as Deviance
“Juvenile delinquency is an act committed by a minor which violates the penal code of the government with authority over the area in which the act occurred.”
Dimensions of Norms
Norms vary across a number of dimensions:
Each state has its own definition of what constitutes delinquency. Differences are most pronounced in the area of status offenses.
Issue 1: Level of Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System
Living in a
act to police
Issue 2: Age