Family Dynamics and How It Affects Juvenile Delinquency

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Family Dynamics and how it affects Juvenile Delinquency Family Dynamics and how it affects Juvenile Delinquency There have been several papers that have been written that examined and picked through the reasoning’s of why different things affect juvenile delinquency. That said Family dynamics plays a key role in many factors regarding youth but the ultimate reasoning’s in why youth becomes juvenile delinquents and act out comes from the historical background of the family dynamics, how the family dynamics affects the juveniles, and what can be done to help and correct the issue. This paper will give a brief historical background on juveniles and family dynamics, discuss how family dynamics affect juveniles, and discuss different ways to help and correct the juveniles from being delinquent. Historical Background Juveniles and Family Dynamics Before exploring the reasoning’s of what, why, and how family dynamics affect juveniles; the first thing that can be examined is the history of what juveniles’ means and where it came from. During the 19th and 20th centuries that a new conceptualization of childhood and how children ought to behave emerged in both popular culture and the medical world. A model child embodied the ideals necessary for the new industrial economy; self-regulated behavior and orderly social relations. Childhood became the critical period for learning restraint and developing a proper social identity in order to grow up to be a successful adult. This prevailing characterization of a good child generated its opposite: the troublesome child (Strohl, M., 2011). Due to this change in view on how children should behave, it has led the way juveniles conduct themselves in recent times; which leads to the following quote from Okunola Matthias Olufemi Dada Ojo, At this point, it is imperative to ask the question: who are Juveniles?

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