Effective Parenting For Effective Control Of Juvenile Delinquency

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Juvenile delinquency is one of the burning issues all over the world and reform initiatives are going on in many countries. In this study the four parenting styles namely Authoritarian, Authoritative, Neglecting and Permissive parenting styles of the paternal and maternal care-takers of the juvenile delinquents were analysed to find its relation with the self control of the juvenile delinquents. Census method was used in this study as the data had been collected from all the inmates of the eight observation homes of Tamilnadu, India. The binary logistic regression revealed that paternal parenting style predicted the prevalence of Fraud (property offences). On the other hand maternal parenting styles predicted the prevalence of Force (personal offences). All the four parenting styles of paternal and maternal care-takers have a strong relation with the self control of the juvenile delinquents which also indirectly predicts prevalence of the corresponding types of offence. Therefore appropriate parenting by both the care-takers is important to bring about control over juvenile delinquency.
Key Words: Parenting styles, Self control and Juvenile delinquency.
*Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of social work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu.
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