status offense

(noun) An act that is illegal based solely on an individual’s age.

Example: Underage drinking

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: status offenses

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Works Consulted

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How to Cite the Definition of Status Offense

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status offense.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/status-offense/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

status offense. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/status-offense/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “status offense.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/status-offense/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“status offense.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/status-offense/>.