Deviant Stereotypes: The Role Of Deviant Behavior In Children

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Many children in the due course of their growth and development indulge in deviant behaviour. This association with deviant behaviour gradually increases with age. Most of the children in detention centers were middle or late adolescents. The backgrounds of the children were usually the same: they faced multiple hardships during their lives, they had low-earning families, had parents who were not educated or had very less education, or belonged to families which were in a state of disarray. Most often, these children were from the backward sections of the society, earned for the family independently or with their parents, or were drop-outs. So we cannot deny that children associated with deviant behaviour are usually from families with low
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