The Family and Juvenile Delinquency

  title={The Family and Juvenile Delinquency},
  author={Walter R. Gove and Robert D. Crutchfield},
  journal={Sociological Quarterly},
This paper examines the effect of various “family variables” on the etiology of juvenile delinquency. These self-report data are unique in that they are from reports by parents of their child's beh... 

Mothers’ work and family roles, gender ideologies, distress, and parenting : consequences for juvenile delinquency

This article develops a theoretical model that links the gendered ideologies and work and family roles of mothers to juvenile delinquency. I test the model using the National Survey of Children and...

Family Processes and Delinquency

Abstract This paper examines the relationship between family processes and delinquency. A multiethnic sample was utilized to determine whether the impact of parental attachment, involvement and

An Examination of Differential Association and Social Control Theory

This study applies differential association and social control theories to juvenile delinquency. Using a path analysis model, relationships between family, self-image, and behavior are explored.

Predictive Variables of Violent Behavior in Adolescent Males

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Family Dysfunction and Female Delinquency

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The positive impact of divorce mediation on children's behavior

What benefits for the children are suggested by research on divorcing parents who choose to mediate their dispute?

Self-reported delinquency and home life: Evidence from a sample of British girls

  • A. Campbell
  • Psychology
    Journal of youth and adolescence
  • 1987
Factor analysis of the 72-item Home Life Questionnaire revealed a clear four-factor structure of caring and communication, discipline, pressure and mother-daughter closeness, which cumulatively accounted for 31% of the variance in self-reported delinquency.

Families and Delinquency: A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Broken Homes

Although the empirical evidence on the effects of family structure (specifically the issue of “broken homes”) on delinquency is substantial and varied, the research base seems incomplete and



The Family and Juvenile Delinquency

in the normal functions of family life. The loss of parental control represented in the formal breach of the law is usually the culmination of a period of heightened tensions arising from severe

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struct and test theories that explicitly take advantage of interactive effects."' In empirical research on opportunity theory in delinquency, some evidence has been presented showing interactive

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A model for assessing life functioning in families of delinquent or predelinquent boys is presented. The quantification of six major areas of family life functioning has proved to be a valid

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The Differential Impact of Family Disorganization

M ANY studies purport to show that the incidence of broken homes is greater among families of delinquents than among families generally.1 If delinquency is more likely to occur in a disorganized


The general thesis of this paper is that female delinquency may be explained in large part by the failure of girls to identify with their parents, and the resulting failure of the parents to

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The above statement contained in the Task Force Report on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime has been well documented by empirical data. For the most part, inquiries into the motivational factors

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The relationship between broken homes and juvenile delinquency was widely accepted from about 1900 until 1932. Then the broken home was rejected for a period of time. In the past 20 years, there has