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Exam 2 Essay Question - Morgan O'Bryan Martin Criminal...

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Morgan O’Bryan Martin Criminal Justice 351 Professor Fagan March 26, 2008 Juvenile Delinquency Take Home Exam 2 Growing up the “Hunters” likely faced a number of different risk factors in their homes and  schools including family deviance, family neglect, poor schools, social status, and academic performance.  Of these risk factors, I believe that family deviance and educational problems such as truancy and drop  outs are the main risk factors that are responsible for their delinquency. A number of different studies  have found that parental deviance has a powerful influence on delinquent behavior (Siegel and Welsh).  There is a strong relationship between parental and children’s deviance. Parents who commit crimes, and  especially parents who commit crimes with their children, are way more likely to raise delinquent  offspring. Parents are supposed to be role models for their children. Children look up to their parents for  guidance and emulate what their parents do. For the most parent children strive to follow in their parents  footsteps. A significant number of delinquent youths have criminal fathers. About 8 percent of the sons of  non-criminal fathers became chronic offenders, compared to 37 percent of youths with criminal fathers  (Siegel and Welsh). Children’s parents who are incarcerated are much more likely to commit crimes 
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