The Effects Of Social Factors On Juvenile Delinquency

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One of the most important factors influencing delinquent behavior is the family setting. It is within the family that the child internalizes those basics beliefs, values, attitudes, and general patterns of behavior that give direction to subsequent behaviors (Cox, Allen, Hanser & Conrad, 2018). Past research suggested that social status was a major contributing factor in delinquency, this includes the juvenile, family, peers, school, neighborhood and community. Home observations during childhood and criminal records 30 years later are used to address questions of relative impact among features of child rearing influencing male criminal outcomes. The results suggest two mechanisms: Maternal behavior appears to influence juvenile delinquency and, through those effects, adult criminal. Paternal interaction with the family, however, appears to have a more direct influence on the probability of adult criminal behavior ( McCord 1991). Reports show that Florida County has the highest Juvenile Arrest Rate. As children grow, they become influenced by many thing, this means they become exposed to attitudes and behaviors that causes delinquency. This research paper strives to explain the effects of social factors on juvenile delinquency and propose solutions for decreasing delinquency. This will be done by extensive research and scholarly support. Introduction: I believe that education starts at home, compared to the great African phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.”

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