Children of Single Parent Families and Delinquency

1799 WordsJun 25, 20188 Pages
Deviance can occur in any society or home but is mostly connected and associated with broken homes. Children with single parents are believed to be at high risk of being delinquent. The reason delienquency is very likely to occur is because the child is either "motherless" or "fatherless", and this may currupt the personality of the child in many ways. This is argued may lead to a destructive delinquent future. "Bad" neighborhoods, where single parents reside often leads to delinquency as the social society that single parents often live in are surrounded by deviant behaviour. The main reason single parents tend to reside in estates and currupted areas is they cant work because they have. Single parents tend not to punish their children…show more content…
Of these arrests of children, 17 percent (about 43,000) involved persons under the age of 10. Only 10 percent of these arrests were for status offenses (e.g., running away from home, curfew violations, and liquor law violations). Interestingly, between 1988 and 1997, the total number of child arrests increased by only 6 percent, as compared with a 35-percent increase for all juveniles, and child arrests for property crimes dropped by 17 percent. However, during this same period, child arrests for violent crimes increased by 45 percent. Overall, child delinquents arrested in 1997 were relatively more likely to be charged with a violent crime, a weapons offense, or a drug law violation than a property offense (Snyder, 2001)" Crime and deviance are two terms that have a strong connection. The main relationship between them is that they are both socially constructed and they are not natural. A deviant is someone that is charecterized as a violator of the norm in the society the
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