Parents Are to Blame for Juvenile Delinquency

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Parents Are To Blame For Juvenile Delinquency Once a woman discovers the fact that she is pregnant and makes the choice to become a mother, she and the father have an obligation to provide a future for that unborn baby. Married or not, the child becomes the parents’ responsibility legally, emotionally, morally, and physically. Parents are signing an unwritten contract to protect and provide for their child, until the child is of age, to do so his or herself. Parenting does not come with a handbook; however, it is common sense to not physically, mentally, or emotionally abuse that child. Parent’s failing to provide support, love, education, and instill morals or values, hinders a child’s future, which can and does lead to delinquent, …show more content…
In today’s society, it seems as if religion is almost nonexistent. According to Pew Research Center “Millennials [ages 18-29] are also more unaffiliated than members of Gen Xers were at a comparable point in their life cycle … and twice as unaffiliated as Baby Boomers were as young adults …” (85). Religion is barely allowed in schools anymore, for fear of offending others who practice a different belief, if any at all.
Parents are responsible for criminal behavior their child commits because part of their unwritten contract includes as stated by LeSage and De Ruyter “the duty to assist their child to develop in such a way that he or she becomes a morally competent agent” (789). I honestly believe those who lack the religion component in their childhood are missing a huge part of life. Also, according to the FBI report “The teachings of God, if followed will prevent criminality” (“Juvenile Delinquency” 291). How can we not bring religion back into our homes? If there are no beliefs to a “higher power”, whether it be God, the angels above, or whatever that person believes to be God, what or who does that leave a person to look to for guidance, for morals? Religion, spiritual beliefs, and the Bible set guidelines for society to live by and give hope for a bright future,

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