STATUS OFFENSE

Status offence refers to a nondelinquent, noncriminal act considered to be illegal because the perpetrator is not an adult. Truancy, curfew violations, and underage drinking are examples of status offenses.

STATUS OFFENSE: "An example of a status offence is truancy and underage drinking."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STATUS OFFENSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/status-offense/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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