How Deviant Behavior Affects Society

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How Deviant Behavior Affects Society

By | October 2011
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How Deviant Behavior Affects Society

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Abstract:

This paper focuses on the causes and effects of deviant behavior in society. People are not born delinquent, this is a learned behavior developed through societal effect and cause. Deviance is a socially influenced or affected behavior. This paper explores the reasons deviant behavior occurs, offers examples of deviants' effects on society in many different ways and proposes that the effects of deviant behavior, which often start in childhood, at the familial level, have long lasting far stretching effects that endanger society, or harm society, more so than what is apparent at first glance. Furthermore, this paper concludes that more treatment in earlier years or elimination of root causes could decrease deviant behavior in society at large.

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How Deviant Behavior Affects Society

Dysfunctional families, those families that exist in conflict, in chaos, in abusive situations and those unhealthy or abnormal are more likely to produce juvenile delinquent behaviors in youth. The changing nature of the family unit in America increases the likelihood for juvenile delinquency to occur in the United States. As shown here, a series of studies and examples offer proof that the likelihood that a higher level of adult delinquent behavior is caused by delinquent behavior patterns learned or ingrained during the juvenile years. These behavioral patterns, as will be shown in this paper, are more likely to manifest themselves in juveniles that succumb to peer pressure or are affected by dysfunctional family situations than are those children who live routine, typical lives in what is considered the nuclear family including father, mother, etc.

“Family context has been identified as a central domain in the study of delinquency, particularly during early childhood. As youth enter adolescence peer associations become a much stronger influence. Using a sample of pre-adolescent...