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Question: what does Contributing to the delinquency of a minor mean?

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The definition for Contributing to a delinquency of a minor can be found under A.R.S. § 13-3612 and A.R.S. § 13-3613.

A.R.S. § 13-3612 defines delinquency as any act that tends to debase or injure the morals, health or welfare of a child.

A.R.S. § 13-3613 states, "A person who by any act, causes, encourages or contributes to the dependency or delinquency of a child, as defined by § 13-3612, or who for any cause is responsible therefor is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor."

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