This paper will also look at possible racial, gender, and other variations in the family structure-delinquency relationship. Social disorganization theories found that delinquents that commit crimes are results of social issues like their family make up, economic status, discipline, parental deviance, and also child abuse. The concept was designed as an explanation of crime, delinquency, and other social problems. Some consider family to as being the foundation of the human society. I can agree with this because how a person acts with juvenile or adult, it starts in the home.
Boys are at a greater risk for committing suicide and also for committing more crimes. Men who grow up in broken families are less likely to wed and have a lower opinion of marriage and of parenthood than those from intact families, which then will repeat itself in the next generation and lead to a never ending cycle. Introduction There is a rise in the epidemic of single parenthood and delinquency. It is becoming more and more clear how important a two family household is. Research shows us all the disadvantages that children of single parent households face and all of the advantages that children have that live in a two parent household.
Bowlby begun to explore this. Bowlby (as cited in Oates, 2005) was inspired by this previous ethological work and was interested in linking such findings with human development (Oates, 2005). Bowlby’s focus was children’s attachment during the critical period and the effect it has on later development. Bowlby was influenced by work of Winnicot. Winnicot’s (1953) work on mothers and infants demonstrated the important for mothers to be emotionally ready to be a ‘good enough mother’ by having tolerance of waiting out a child’s frustration and the confidence in providing satisfaction (Oates, 2005).
Updates from latest discussion:- Q2) To include the following factors: Analytical write-up of developmental stages of Will (Pls refer to Book 1, pg 59 to 62) Childhood Instability in the home Will moved from one foster home to another: emotionally & mentally distressing Psychological abuse Psychological mistreatment suffered from Will Eg. Punished unrealistically through overtly negative reinforcements eg. excessive criticisms, threatened periodically with abandonment (presumption - as Will had been subjected with physical abuse at 3 foster homes, he could have been threatened with abandonment due to his misbehaviours) Negative reinforcements contributed to Will’s low & inferior self-esteem Unmet Needs
People with antisocial disorder will act instead of feel; they find it difficult to talk about their personal emotional experiences. The feelings of helpless and a scared victim during childhood stage makes them want to scare and victimize others when they grow up (Hansel & Damour, 2008). Furthermore, the psychodynamic aspect also delves into analyzing early childhood attachments of individuals with antisocial personality disorder. Gabbard (2000) stated that “normal parent-child attachment paves the way for the internalization of a morally guiding superego and the ability to empathize with others. People with antisocial personality disorder show abnormal superego functioning and a lack of empathic ability to imagine how others feel, presumably due to disrupted parent-child relationships” (Hansel & Damour, 2008, p.
Not only does social rejection cause stress and aggression in a young child, it results in stress among the family due to the child’s behavioral changes. Robert M. Hodapp. “Mental Retardation: II. Contextual Issues.” Development and Disabilities
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.
The Effect of Race on the Juvenile Justice System I. Introduction Popular studies believe that there is a correlation between juvenile delinquency and children in single-parent homes. It is true especially for adolescent males between 12 and 15 years of age who grow up in homes without fathers. This population is more likely to become juvenile delinquents than males in the same age group that come from two-parent families. It is clear that the child’s mental, physical and psychological needs are not being met in his home environment.
Rabineer (2006) explained that as many as half of these children may participate in anti-social behaviour. These behaviours may range from acts such as petty theft, drug abuse and even violent acts of destruction or intentional harm to others. This provides us with yet another example of the challenges ADHD children pose on broader society. Taking into account the afore mentioned challenges ADHD children pose to society, it becomes pertinent to question the impact of their behaviour closer to home, that is, within their own family. Rabiner (1999) quoted the results of a study conducted by Kaplan, Crawford, Fisher and Dewey (1998) which revealed that parents of ADHD children reported feeling considerably dissatisfied with their family life.
(Glueck and Glueck (1950).) In this study, the parents of delinquent boys were more erratic in their practices of discipline than were those of their non-delinquent counterparts. Similarly, the McCords (McCord, McCord, and Howard, 1961) have found that erratic disciplinary procedures were correlated with high degrees of criminality (404). As stated previously, no two offenders are identical; these examples are just strong correlates of the studies performed. One can see the possibility that the home life can have a direct effect on the well-being of the child.