Definition of juvenile offender in US English:

juvenile offender


  • A person below a specific age (18 in most countries) who has committed a crime.

    • ‘Like Sayyadina - like the great majority of juvenile offenders - most were not there for committing violent crimes.’
    • ‘But what about parents of juvenile offenders - should they cough up the cash?’
    • ‘Judge Fitzmaurice also observed that, in the context of juvenile offenders, infliction of blows has never been regarded as degrading.’
    • ‘Statistics from the Executive prove that the number of crimes linked to juvenile offenders has risen sharply in recent years.’
    • ‘The closure of Shanganagh Castle will leave large numbers of juvenile offenders languishing in closed prisons.’
    • ‘About one-third of all Canadian property crime is committed by juvenile offenders.’
    • ‘According to the report, some 26 percent of these juvenile offenders are in prison not for crimes they themselves committed, but for offenses committed by their accomplices, who are often adults.’
    • ‘As to juvenile offenders, the Panel stated its advice in the following terms.’
    • ‘Of the 26 condemned juvenile offenders on death row in Texas, 11 are African-American, 10 are Hispanics and 4 are white.’
    • ‘The White House was no doubt angered by the Supreme Court's ruling earlier this month striking down the death penalty for juvenile offenders.’
    • ‘There was public outrage and it was argued by the press that he should not be allowed to cower behind the law protecting the identity of juvenile offenders and should be publicly disgraced.’
    • ‘Second, expungement should be limited to juvenile offenders who commit less than three nonviolent crimes, unless the teenager remains crime-free for five years.’
    • ‘The Committee recommended that the Home Office study carefully what further steps could be taken to strengthen the duties which may be placed upon the parents of juvenile offenders.’
    • ‘It said the other 19 states allow the death penalty for juvenile offenders, with five states setting age 17 as the minimum and with 14 states using age 16 as the minimum.’
    • ‘As soon as he is buzzed into this jail for convicted juvenile offenders, Krauss begins teasing the probation officers.’
    • ‘In fact, the whole process of regulating delinquency on the streets and of informally disciplining juvenile offenders has received little historical treatment.’
    • ‘Other homework may mimic the juvenile offender's social history, provide him or her with a different vision, or offer new coping skills.’
    • ‘It shouldn't join the 24 states that now permit juvenile offenders to face the death penalty.’
    • ‘There are 73 juvenile offenders on death row in the United States.’
    • ‘The registrar in that case was actually prosecuted for breach of the relevant legislation in that State that prohibited the publication or identification of the juvenile offender.’


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