Broken Families and Crime The scholarly evidence suggests that at the heart of the explosion of crime in America is the loss of the capacity of fathers and mothers to be responsible in caring for the children they bring into the world. Studies reveal that 1 out of every 8 abuse victims become abusers.
First, the broken family creates conditions to predispose children to criminal activities.
Parents play a direct role in whatever their children become; positive or negative. The serial killer plots his attack against members of his own community, not only because he is easily camouflaged but also because of his ability to remain close to that which he despises.
Most delinquents are children who have been abandoned by their fathers. Gun controllers are pushing for laws that would make it impossible to get a small handgun or even a not-so-small one.
Needing support to handle day to day struggles, the child turns to his peers for assistance. Eight- to year-olds can handle action-hero sword fighting or gunplay so long as there's no gore.
And this impacts them on a deep psychological level that causes them to lash out at others through violence.
Examining these four large studies of the development of children, particularly the connection between home, education, and crime, she concludes: The senseless violence that has permeated Chicago neighborhoods as well as neighborhoods around the country can be traced directly back to the lack of not only a positive male role model within the home and in the community, but the lack of a family unit at all.
The things to do include things such as: Wright and Karen E. Inconsistent parenting, 7 family turmoil, 8 and multiple other stresses such as economic hardship and psychiatric illnesses 9 that flow from these disagreements compound the rejection of these children by these parents, 10 many of whom became criminals during childhood.
In a study on juvenile delinquency, Merry Morash, professor of criminology at Michigan State University, analyzed four large data sets: Don't let kids spend too long with virtual violence.
If the child continues on this self-destructive path of disrespectful behavior, negative contact with law enforcement is inevitable.
Without positive familial reinforcement, he seeks that what is lacked in the home from the streets. What act of moral corruption or wickedness is there greater than that of a parent disregarding his responsibilities to a child? The challenges are increased when a child has to face the world without the vital tools for success that only caring parents can provide.
By contrast only 10 percent of children from unsafe, unstable homes in these neighborhoods avoid crime. Point out that the violence portrayed hurts and causes suffering, and limit the time they're exposed to violence, especially in video games.
Neglect can be characterized by withholding love and affection, food, and a clean, healthy environment from the child. The children who are raised with neglectful parents have no idea how to function in a healthy environment.
They have no legal obligation to do so. Bullies prevail where they are bred.Without parental control, kids do not learn self control.
Photo Credit: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images Self-esteem, self-discipline, ambition and emotional development are stunted without parental guidance and involvement, affecting an individual's decision-making capabilities and self-identity far beyond childhood.
A Solution To Violent Crime-Parental Guidance Suggested that of a parent disregarding his responsibilities to a child? The senseless violence that has permeated Chicago neighborhoods as well as neighborhoods around the country can be traced directly back to the lack of not only a positive male role model within the home and in the community, but the lack of a family unit at all.
Violent crime is generally categorized into four types of offenses which involve force or the threat of force: murder, rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. The Violent crime Control and Law Enforcement Act ofsupported by the Clinton Administration and enacted last year, perfectly embodies official Washington's thinking about crime.
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NCJRS Abstract. The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. The rate of violent teenage crime corresponds with the number of families abandoned by fathers. The type of aggression and hostility demonstrated by a future criminal often is foreshadowed in unusual aggressiveness as early as age five or six.Download