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.
It could happen: As you're rushing to get to the airport, you absentmindedly throw a gassed-up chain saw into your suitcase. Or a bag of live eels. Yes, TSA officials really spotted these items at U.S. airports. And stranger things, too.
Few incidents shaped the U.S. civil rights movement more than the brutal death of Emmett Till. What other murders have sent shock waves through the public psyche?