Gender and Family
Axia College of University of Phoenix
There are many factors involved when trying to research patterns of delinquency between males and females. Males are more likely to be more aggressive and form no attachments to others. Boys from an early onset are taught to be strong and independent, as for girls they are taught to loving and princess like. Boys as they start getting older become more aggressive and more likely to retaliate in a bad situation (Wadsworth, 2005). Girls as they mature start becoming more relational and more likely to ignore those they do not like. Girls also tend be watched closer at early ages and kept emotionally under controlled. Many Girls who commit crimes tend to so in sexual related crimes linked to the way they feel about there self worth. Though many crimes are sexually linked women in today’s society are committing as horrific crimes as males. Overall women are taught to be less aggressive and usually blame themselves in most situations. While males are taught to be aggressive and learn to release the anger. Most women tend to internalize blame so they have lower self esteem about themselves and males tend to have higher self esteem (Wadsworth, 2005). There are other factors that contribute to delinquency besides gender differences and it starts right in the home. The makeup and function of family life greatly impact the behavior of children growing up. Unfortunately in today’s society many homes are made up of step families. The growing rate of divorce and family makeup has a huge impact on children. The fact that a home can be broken with only one parent, or even blended with a step parent and step siblings can affect delinquency (Wadsworth, 2005). Family neglect and abuse can lead children to become more aggressive and more likely to be susceptible to future crimes. There are many homes where children also grow up un-supervised or un-discipline that lead children to trouble. Due to todays...
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