Parental Criminal Behavior: A Qualitative Study

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Parental criminality is considered as one of the risk factors behind the development of criminality in children and adolescents (Nijhof, 2009).These children have less educational success and struggle to build positive relationships with others. They tend to have poor social skills, attitudes and seem to be at a disadvantaged in society (Turanovic, 2012). Efforts have been made by researchers using qualitative studies in order to create an understanding behind intergenerational criminal behavior and get a closer look at their offending history. Findings suggest that the environment that children are raised in contributes substantially to parent and child criminal behavior particularly in neighbors of low economic status, where social strain
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