Antedating of "Juvenile Delinquent"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 18 22:32:23 UTC 2005

juvenile delinquent (OED 1817)

1816 _Report of the Committee for Investigating the Causes of the Alarming
Increase of Juvenile Delinquency in the Metropolis_ 21  The severity of
the criminal code, which inflicts the punishment of death on upwards of
two hundred offences, acts very unfavourably on the mind of the juvenile

Fred Shapiro

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