Neglect During Childhood Sociology

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Research has provided evidence that people who were subjected to abuse and neglect during their childhood were more likely to become involved in criminal behavior later in life. According to the National Institute of Justice, being a victim of abuse or neglect during childhood is likely to increase the potential of arrest of a juvenile by 59 percent, an adult by 28 percent, and 30 percent for a violent crime (NIJ 2011). Adolescents who were victims of sexual assault are three to five times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, be abused again, become dependent on drugs and alcohol, or commit delinquent acts compared to adolescents who were not victimized. Additionally, girls who witnessed violence during childhood are almost
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