The Negative Effects Of Juvenile Delinquency

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Living in poverty when I was a child, made me realize now that I am older how my life could have been completely different. I had family and friends who lived in a single parent household and others who lived with both of their parents; it made a tremendous impact on how they would behave, their morals, and values. Many of the other children who used to live in the same neighborhood as I did not appreciate the same values I would. Some of us continue going to school which was a small percentage while others become dropouts and started harming other people, and got involved in gangs. Living in property as a kid is extremely difficult because of all the negative activities occurring around you. Family structure is a big factor of juvenile…show more content…
Since many variables are involved with the study there are different methods that were used in different experiments. Different methods were used to gather information and data, in the first article by Loeber, Drinkwater, Yin, Anderson, Schmidt and Crawford (2000), “We randomly selected potential study participants from the list of all boy’s present in these grades. About two-thirds of the boys did not live with both of their biological parents, and between 36% and 47% of the parents received welfare. 14% of the participants were born when their mothers were less than 20 years old” (pg. 356). Friedman, Terras and Glassman conducted an experiment sample with 326 boy participants, who had been to a family court (2000), “the fact that they have all been court-adjudicated, nearly all of these clients are from poor families, and from poor neighborhood. 51% of the subjects have grown up in single parent families, have apparently had inadequate or inconsistent parenting, and poor adult male role” (pg. 4; 7). Yoder, Brisson and Lopez (2016), “Study, which was conducted to assess the lives of low-income families and children post welfare reform. 40,000 families living in low-income neighborhoods were screened door-to-door for eligibility based on income level, race/ethnicity, and the presence of a child 10 and 14 years of age; through a stratified random sampling technique 2,458 households with incomes no more than twice the poverty line were
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