DELINQUENCY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Any behaviour that violates social rules and conventions. See juvenile delinquency. DELINQUENCY: "Delinquency is often used for the misbehaviour of children and adolescents." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL CONVENTIONS SOCIAL MORES ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR LOCURA MORALITY OF COOPERATION SOCIALIZED DELINQUENCY SOCIAL NORMS SOCIOLINGUISTICS ANTISOCIAL JUVENILE DELINQUENCY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DELINQUENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/delinquency/ (accessed January 26, 2020).