In the article “Prevalence and Development of Child Delinquency” written by Howard N. Snyder, he explains that “Older juveniles often influence younger children. In addition, studies have shown that juveniles who associate with deviant peers are more likely to be involved in delinquent behavior and arrested at a younger age than those who do not associate with such deviant juveniles” (Snyder 36). Children that are abused and/or associate themselves with delinquents run a greater risk of developing delinquent behavior themselves. According to "Breaking the Cycle of Violence: A Rational Approach to At-Risk Youth." Written by Judy Briscoe, “Peer rejection may also influence child and adolescent delinquency by inducing the rejected child to associate with deviant peer groups and gangs.
Exposure to sexual things at such a young age can lead to a drastically changed within the child, which can affect how they grow up. The last type of abused seen in serial killers was Psychological, which refers to any emotional, or any humiliation act that can be psychologically damaging. Many serial killers have undergone this type of abuse while growing up. One of the most common scenarios was that mother’s were dressings their son as a girl. Such case was for Henry lee Lucas.
There are several identifiable psychological factors that increase the likelihood an individual will demonstrate deviant sexual behavior. One of the most important contributing factors is physical or sexual abuse endured as a child. According to Becerra-García, García-León and Egan (2012), sex offenders are twice as likely to report being sexually, emotionally, or physically abused as a child in comparison to other offenders. There are also other factors besides abuse that must be taken into consideration. A recent study on female sex offenders by Roe-Sepowitz and Krysik (2008) states, “the data reveal that many of the 118 female juvenile sex offenders came from chaotic and disorganized families and had poor parental supervision and serious school and mental health problems”.
Researchers show that a good percentage of adult criminals committed their first offence in their childhood, long before their first conviction. They could manage to escape notice by committing the first offence, which encouraged them to commit further offences till they were apprehended, tried and convicted. However not until we know the causes of delinquency, can measures for its prevention be suggested. It has been popular to attribute deviant behaviour to a single cause or factor, such as physical, psychological, environmental etc. There are many different inside influences that are believed to affect the way a child acts both negatively and positively, some of which are as follows : - Abandonment The term abandonment has the multitude of uses, which can generally be broken into legal, and extra legal uses.
This research will begin by evaluating the family factors it will then proceed to investigate the social, media and genetic factors. MAIN BODY CRUELTY IN CHILDHOOD CAN LEAD CHILDREN TO BECOME CRIMINALS According to strain theory, the main idea about family influence to future crime is child abuse affects to crime. Child abuse causes stress in children. Due to stress in children with behavior problems arise, developmental delays, as well as changes in the brain, which can have an important influence on the development of an aggressive behavior in adolescents, (Janet Currie and Erdal Tekin). In fact National Fire Service were worried when they discovered that the most of those who commit arson in the UK were former victims of child abuse,( Peter Garsden).Thus parent ‘s maltreatment in childhood can be cause in the future crime.
Should he be accountable for his mistakes by death or is it possible that a weekly dose of counseling and jail time be seen as a better punishment for him. “Adolescents as a group, even at the age of 16-17, are more impulsive than adults. They underestimate risks and overvalue short-term benefits. They are more susceptible to stress, more emotionally volatile, and less capable of controlling their emotions than adults.”(Cooperman, 04) If a child is raised around violence then it’s likely for the child to engage in violent behavior. This also depends how the violence is staged in front of the child.
Patterson et al (1992) suggested that socialisation via parenting and peers (Harris, 1998) contribute to share and non-shared environmental influences on aggressive behaviour. The correlation between victimisation and bullying indicated that fewer children are the bully-victims while more are ‘pure’ victims or ‘pure’ bullies. This confirms earlier research that has been carried out has found a similar correlation between victimisation and aggression (Hodges and Perry, (1999); Crick and Bigbee, (1998). The correlation was seen as high in girls as in boys between the victimisation and bullying. This concludes that the chances of being a bully given to that one victim are just as high for girls as for boys.
they are currently in. A juvenile committing crime may the only way they know to display their anger and feelings of neglect. Adolescents who are physically abused are likely to question the intentions or others as well as develop bias perceptions of social processes. A study showed that "Inmates who were child victims were more than twice as likely as inmates who were adult victims to report having suffered prior instances of physical or sexual abuse. The differences were particularly striking with respect to sexual abuse.
They are doing that to be attractive, however children and adolescents who are bullies are at increased risk for using drugs, and other substances and violence to others later in life. According to “Nasilje .com” that people who are bulling became more and more aggressive later in their lives. “65 per cent of men who kill themselves have been bullied” (Stop to violence, 2007). Young adults under age of 22 who are bullied can damage their brain development. According to Bulk Burlaing, Psychologist at the Banja Luka “There is evidence that children who have suffered violence have mental disorders”.
Each year hundreds of thousands of teens are arrested for committing criminal offenses. For many adolescent, juvenile delinquency is just something that comes with growing up but for some it becomes a cycle that continues until their adult years. Juvenile delinquency not only effect the offender themselves but it also places a burden on society as well. Among the most abundantly stated causal factors of juvenile delinquency is broken homes. The relationship between a parent and child have been explored by countless amounts of researchers.