Juvenile Delinquency, the violation of laws or ordinances by a person who is legally classified as a juvenile, or youth, rather than an adult. In many parts of the world, including the United States, with which this article is mainly concerned, young lawbreakers are generally considered to be children in need of help, not criminals to be punished.
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