There are also other status offenses that are essentially labels that parents and the juvenile justice system place on young people.These offenses include waywardness, incorrigibility, idleness, and being ungovernable.
There are also other status offenses that are essentially labels that parents and the juvenile justice system place on young people.These offenses include waywardness, incorrigibility, idleness, and being ungovernable.Second, juvenile delinquency is itself seen as an indicator of the general health and prosperity of a society.
In this sense, juvenile delinquency is troubling because of the victimizations that are inflicted and the perceptual image of society as unable to adequately control and supervise young people.
Third, as this research paper will explore, juvenile delinquency has different meanings depending on its severity and other factors.
Depending on the jurisdiction, the juvenile justice system has devised formal labels for adolescents that are in need.
These include CHINS (child in need of supervision), PINS (person in need of supervision), MINS (minor in need of supervision), FINS (family in need of supervision), and YINS (youth in need of supervision).
Such behaviors, if committed by adults, are not illegal.
Examples of status offenses include smoking or using tobacco, drinking or possessing alcohol, running away from home, truancy or nonattendance at school, and violating curfew.
Once persons reach adulthood, antisocial and criminal behavior is known as crime.
In this way, juvenile delinquency is the child and adolescent version of crime.