They may have feelings of loss or guilt about the father not being in the home. The child may feel responsible for the parent’s leaving the home. Children sometimes accept blame for things going wrong at home when they really should not. While researching the literature on children from single-parent homes and juvenile delinquency some of the same factors presented regarding delinquent behavior. The literature also reports that without stability in their lives these children are at risk to be victims as well as perpetrators of violence.
Family Life and Juvenile Delinquency Researchers have established that there many paths to juvenile delinquency and numerous risk factors that contribute to a youth’s opportunity to offend. The environment in which a child is raised plays a very crucial role in predicting their behaviour in adolescence and subsequent, in adulthood. Delinquency and criminal behaviour typically begin in the home and continue into society. Many modern criminologists argue that youth’s who were deprived of parental warmth and affection had weak family and social bonds and tended to develop a set of beliefs that were negative and hostile towards society (Walsh, 1991). Furthermore, child maltreatment is a consequential social problem.
This is not the case when comparing them to the previous generation. This is what Clive Thompson’s essay argues about, but instead of directly targeting young people, he blames parents, the society, and social networks. Indeed, when compared to the previous generations, parents and society were stricter. With the arrival of social networks, teens tend to spend more time on it rather than face to face. Because of the impact of the society and parents plus the evolution of new technologies, young people are less and less able to communicate face to face.
Cultural deprivation means when children are deprived from things what they need. This can include the lack of values and support they get from their parents, which can influence on socialisation skills. It can be argued that due to lack of family structure, social cultural and soft skills pupils are less likely to underachieve. Cultural deprivation is a theory that many working-class children are inadequately socialised and therefore lack the ‘right’ culture appropriate for a successful education. Many people argue that development is vital in the younger years in the child’s life, and the ability to solve problems and apply ideas help in the long-term.
The mind frame which an adolescent is permanently damaged with is not a healthy one. The learned behavior that a male or female carry on becomes an unhealthy cycle. It is too often that adults don’t realize that the major victim to domestic violence is the innocent child who lives the domestic violence environment. For example, young preschool children witnessing domestic violence has a negative effect on the development of preschool. There is a discrepancy between exposed and non-exposed children in cognitive ability as well as externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.
Some of the children end up being arrested and being sentenced to juvenile prisons. In this place, they undergo corrective measures so that they may be able to get back to the community when reformed. Background and Justification High recidivism among the juvenile is associated with the increase in crime, lack of stable a home environment, unstable families and the risk of health in the society. However much the government is doing to rectify juvenile delinquents, Juvenile recidivism is still a steadily growing problem. The recidivism happens because those juveniles do not feel like the fit in the community after they leave the juvenile correctional centers.
According to the Merriam Webster online, a juvenile relates to young people who have committed crimes (“juvenile” 2015). A murderer is the one who commits the crime (“murderer” 2015)…So therefore combining those two terms, we can come up with a term for juvenile murderer as being a young teenager/adolescent who murders and is the one who commits the crime. A juvenile is someone who is younger than 18 years of age. A juvenile who has been accused of murder and other serious crimes will be transferred from a juvenile court to an adult court; many states have these systems in place. The most important demographic characteristics of a juvenile murderer is age and gender (violence committed, 2015).
3] Neighborhood – The immediate environments of a child also affect the trend he will adopt in connection with his personality. * 4] Educational Curriculum : Although schools and educational institutes are playing an increasingly important role in the training and upbringing of future citizens, they are also contributing towards many cases on juvenile delinquency. Delinquents are typically non-bookish and non-academic individuals who take studies like a burden. When they fail in exams and get scolded by their family, they tend to indulge themselves in delinquent acts. * * 5] Poverty : People indulge themselves in delinquent acts in order to meet and satisfy the primary wants of their life.
This study will also try to offer suggestions as to how further studies can be improved and how to solve the problem of juvenile delinquency. It will also present some of the limitations that can be faced when conducting studies on this topic of juvenile delinquency. Definition of terms Juvenile delinquency- this is the broad-based term given to juveniles who commit crimes. Juveniles are defined as individuals who haven’t reached adulthood or the age of majority. (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-juvenile-delinquency.htm) Delinquency- this is defined as, failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime.
The three major factors in the secondary educational system that contribute to juvenile delinquency are single parent families, delinquent peers and the mass media. Paragraph 1 Topic: Single Parent Families Topic Sentence: Juvenile delinquency is mainly cause by a lack of nuclear families which leads to single parenting. Paragraph 2 Topic: Delinquent Peers Topic Sentence: Some teenagers have a tendency of adapting to delinquent peers. Paragraph 3 Topic: The Mass Media Topic Sentence: Last but not least the mass media widely contributes to juvenile delinquency. Conclusion: Opening sentence Therefore juvenile delinquency should be diminished because it not only impacts on society but it has