Family In Juvenile Delinquency

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Who constitutes the family is also a big factor in Juvenile Delinquency cases. We all know for a fact that family has a very significant role in our society. It is where we are being shaped and molded to become a better person in the future. A normal family has long been regarded as the best insurance against delinquency. In contrast, a family that is broken by divorce, desertion, separation, or death, and that function inadequately as a social unit, is handicapped in carrying on its responsibilities toward the children. The effects of broken and inadequate homes in relation to delinquency can be ascertained most adequately by contrasting such conditions with the influence of family’s life at its best. Children in different family structures also experience many forms of monitoring, supervision, involvement, and attachment they receive from their parents (Hoeve, 2009). The child tends to acquire certain moral and social qualities as taught and exemplified in the family. These factors may also play a role in determining why adolescents turn to juvenile delinquency. Nowadays, it is not new to hear of incident reports regarding children committing crimes in the community. But the question now is what provokes a child to become delinquent and what makes the child gravitate so easily towards this lifestyle? There are actually different compositions of family. But the researchers will just be focusing on the three (3) major composition of family that is related to
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