What is juvenile delinquency ?

A delinquent is the one, who fails to obey the laws. 'Juvenile delinquency' or the 'Juvenile offending' is the illegal behavior by juveniles. If a juvenile commits crime, he/she will not be tried as adult by court, but will be dealt with by the Juvenile Justice Board. The punishment is mostly of reformative in nature. The other aspect of this is that there are certain behaviour which isn't considered as crime if committed by adults, but will be considered as a crime if committed by juveniles. For example, if a juvenile is uncontrolled by his/her parents and behaves in a way to endanger his/her health or morale, he/she will be dealt with Juvenile Justice Board.

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