I need some assistance with these assignment. juvenile delinquency and single parent Thank you in advance for the help! Reynolds (2008) points out that the tests conducted were based on certain indicators of delinquency such as school attendance, promiscuous behavior, theft, aggressive behavior and fighting and so on. Parents were encouraged and asked to attend counseling sessions for children. The author reports that delinquency incidents for children where both parents attended the sessions and homes where both parents were present showed a reduction of 30%. On the other hand, children who came from homes with a single parent, typically the mother who worked the whole day showed a remarked reported increase in the incidents of delinquency by as much as 47%. There were other factors such as education of the parents, income levels, if the single parent was an alcoholic or drug addict and so on.
While the research was very professionally conducted, the author has hypothesized that Juvenile Delinquency is only in poor and black neighborhoods. Studies should also be performed among middle-class white youths to form a relational study that children from single-parent homes have a higher tendency to commit juvenile delinquency incidents.
Demuth (2004) has researched the occurrence between juvenile delinquency and single mother family versus two-parent families and single-father families. This study was designed to identify the means by which a single parent increases delinquency and if the effect is mainly a function of parental absence. The study showed that teens from single-parent families have statistically more significant delinquency than children residing with two biological married parents. The author reports that there were higher levels of delinquency by children with single-father than with single-mother families. The authors used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health conducted in 1995, to examine the relationship between family structure and adolescent delinquency.