Medical Term:

conduct disorder

 

Definition:

  1. a mental disorder of childhood or adolescence characterized by a persistent pattern of violating societal norms and the rights of others; children with the disorder may exhibit physical aggression, cruelty to animals, vandalism, robbery, truancy, cheating, and lying.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

See: antisocial personality disorder

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