ERIC Number: ED193576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Consideration of the Impact of Parental Behavior on Subsequent Criminality.
To test whether parental behavior has an important impact on a child's behavior in later life, records describing home atmosphere during childhood were linked with records of subsequent criminality gathered when subjects were middle aged. Discriminant function analysis based on six variables describing home atmosphere was highly successful in identifying subjects who were to become criminals. Child-rearing appears to influence personality development. Predictions of adult criminality based on knowledge of home atmosphere were more accurate than chance as well as predictions based on subjects' juvenile criminal records. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency.; Massachusetts State Dept. of Probation, Boston.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Boston, MA, August 27-31, 1979).