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menor infrator



juvenile delinquent


Comparative law notes

Although the expression "menor infrator" is still widely used, the correct legal term in Brazil is "adolescente em conflito com a lei".

Definitions of juvenile delinquent

a young person who commits crimes, especially minor crimes (although the term is sometimes used to describe young people who commit serious crimes)

One of the arrested 17-year-olds was taken to an institution for juvenile delinquents, where he will stay until his April trial.