Delinquency ( Latin delinquere "to offend") is the tendency to cross legal boundaries, that is, to commit a criminal offense.
Occasionally a distinction between "delinquency" is done (all age groups, including children) and ( "delinquent are" over 14, as this age starts from the people in Germany and Austria penal law a prosecution may be in mind the police, prosecutors and courts ).
Delinquency as a legal phenomenon should be distinguished from the term deviance, which is also frequently used in the sociological and psychological literature on delinquency and crime . The latter denotes “deviant behavior” in general, including phenomena such as anorexia or bulimia .
- Developmental criminology
- Criminal Etiology
- Antisocial Personality Disorder versus Psychopathy
- Conduct disorder
- Goldberg, B. / Trenczek, T .: Youth and Delinquency; in: AKKrimSoz (Ed.): Criminology and Social Work; Juventa, Weinheim 2014, 263–281
- Stefan Weyers: Morality and Delinquency. Moral development and socialization of young offenders . Juventa, Weinheim et al. 2004, ISBN 3-7799-1671-1 (also dissertation at Heidelberg University ).
- Jochen Wittenberg: Theft crime by young people. A review of the theory of planned behavior using the example of shoplifting . Waxmann, Münster et al. 2009, ISBN 978-3-8309-2067-0 ( Criminology and Criminalsociology 8), (also dissertation at the University of Trier 2008).
- Monica Budowski, Michael Nollert, Christopher Young (Eds.): Delinquency and punishment. Discourses, Institutions and Structures. Seismo Verlag, Zurich, 2012, ISBN 978-3-03777-115-0 .
- Illich, M. (1997), Jugend und Devianz , Linz: Institute for Psychology of the University.
- Giebel, SM (2009) Recidivism of Juvenile Offenders , University of Luxembourg. (PDF file; 1.89 MB)