The Rate Of Criminal Behavior And Deviance

1835 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
According to the Uniform Crime Reports gathered by the FBI and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the rate of criminal behavior and deviance can be directly linked to the environment in which people are raised. Along with this, research also shows that there is a strong correlation between parental absence/parenting techniques and the rate of delinquency. Between 2008 and 2012, the rate of nonfatal violent victimization in poor regions was double that of upper class regions. In order to understand how the environment relates to deviance and crime, an examination of its effects on people’s socialization must be conducted. In this, I will also discuss the impact of parental absence, and how different styles of parenting effects delinquency. As stated before, the environment plays an enormous role in the development of delinquency and crime. The reason for this lies in the socialization, interactions, and economic status of people.
Firstly, the environment, especially when it comes to socialization and the parent-child relationship, plays a significant role in the development of delinquency. The early stages of a child’s life are the most important because during this time he or she learns the acceptable values, behaviors, attitudes, and actions determined by the environment around them. It is during this developmental stage that children also begin to form their sense of self-control, and according to Gottfredson and Hirschi 1990, “parents must monitor their children,…
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