Broken Home Case Study

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8 Family background
This factor also incites or encourages the juvenile to commit for crime in society. Sutherland said that the family background has greatest influence on the criminal behaviour of offender or Juvenile. The children are apt to take in criminal tendencies, if they find their parents or members of the family behaving in the similar manner. A child who is brought up in a broken family is likely to face an easy prey to criminality. The lack of parental control over children due to death, divorce, or desertion of parent or their ignorance or illness may furnish soothing ground for children to resort to criminal acts. The frequent quarrels amongst parents, undue domination of one over the other, step-motherly treatment with children,
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Broken home means a home where either of the parents is dead or living separately or is divorced or that parents are drunkards or drug addicts or the parents or any other member of the family often fights with each other. In such circumstances, the child feels disowned and insecure and thereby finds his way on the cross roads. He is exposed to the anti-social activities, which he adopts to satisfy himself and in the process, he is led towards delinquency. Some researchers have found very high incidence of broken homes among juvenile…show more content…
Delinquents are found more likely to come from larger families as compared to the smaller families. The type of family joint or nuclear may also cause juvenile delinquent behaviour but studies in this area are still inadequate. Several studies are emphasizing upon the large size of population to be a contributing factor to the growth of juvenile delinquency, but systematic studies are required to be done in India to investigate into this phenomenon.
2.4.8.4 Parent-Child Relationship
The most important single factor in the developmental picture of children is relationship with their parents including parental behaviour. The pattern of inter-personal relationship with a family is important in shaping the inter-personal behaviour and cognition of the child. The child needs to feel that there is at least one solid dependable fact in the changing confusion of his social relationships, that he need never doubt his parent’s affection for him. But in many cases, misunderstandings, hard feelings and open conflicts occur between parent and the child.
2.4.8.5 Behaviour of step

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