DELINQUENCY By N., Sam M.S. - 11 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 CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ADOLESCENCE (Theories) FAMILY CARE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT LYING DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY (Forensic Psychology) Collectivist and Individualist Cultures NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DELINQUENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/delinquency/ (accessed January 22, 2022).