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Juvenile Delinquency and precursors for the behavior.

Are children who are raised in single-parent families more likely to engage in delinquent behavior throughout their youth? If so, why?
What other factors besides family background should be considered in assessing causes of delinquency? ,
Are children from two-parent families less likely to engage in delinquent behavior than children from single-parent families? If so, why?
If one of a child's parents has a criminal background, how likely is a child to model this behavior?

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Are children who are raised in single-parent families more likely to engage in delinquent behavior throughout their youth? If so, why?

Children who are raised in single parent homes are only more likely to engage in delinquent behavior if they live in home environments that have a lack of parenting by the single parent. As someone who was raised in a single parent home along with my two brothers in poverty, I can confirm that single parent children do not have more of a tendency for delinquency if their single mother or father is attentive, uses consistent discipline, and has the proper values instilled in the children. Me and my two brothers have all graduated college and are successful in our own fields despite only having a single mother to raise us. This is because whether a child has two parents or one, the home environment determines if the child will ...

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This solution gives explanations for different causes of juvenile delinquency.

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