Delinquent behavior - this antisocial, illegal behavior, which is manifested in such actions that are harmful to society, threaten the lives of other people and the general social order, is a criminal offense. It comes from the Latin "delictum", which translates as "misdemeanor." This concept defines the meaning of this behavior, that is, delinquent behavior is the behavior denoting misconduct against society, against social norms and rules. The study of this behavior is carried out by various sciences, mainly social ones, because, first of all, it is expressed in misdemeanors that affect the human environment, and, in general, it negatively beats itself off on public order, and the state is built from each person, therefore it is important that the order is respected, methods of crime prevention are applied for this.
Delinquent and criminal behavior are connected with each other, more precisely, criminal behavior is a form of delinquent behavior, and in most cases a criminal case is opened against such an offender.
Delinquent behavior directing the violation of state norms and laws. In most cases, a delinquent juvenile is considered a delinquent, and when he comes of age, he is called an asocial personality. Delinquent behavior can be in the form of minor violations, then it is called antisocial. When violations reach the level of a criminal offense, it is considered criminal. Not every deviating behavior is delinquent, but all manifestations of delinquent behavior are deviating. The older generation believes that in the modern world, all adolescents and young people are criminals, and are often attributed to them all sorts of offenses. But they do not understand that there is a big difference between young people who just walk for a long time, loudly listen to music, dress extravagantly, have screaming make-up, hairstyle and those who spend joint leisure for alcohol, hooliganism, delinquency, indiscriminate sexual relations and communicate with using obscene language.
Delinquent behavior is a behavior that has a number of features. It is special in that there is no clear boundary where the offense begins. For example, an adult who evades paying taxes, lying to state employees, also acts illegally, but nobody calls him a delinquent. The second peculiarity of delinquency behavior is the strictest regulation by laws, legal norms, and disciplinary rules. The third feature is that of all types of deviations, it is the wrongful that is considered the most serious because it becomes a threat to public order. And another feature of delinquent behavior is that it always means a conflict between one person or a group of offenders and the rest of society, if more specifically, between individual interests and aspirations, and the direction of society.