ERIC Number: ED204699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
What Does the Literature Say About the Correlation Between Child Abuse and Juvenile Delinquency?
Literature reviews, focused on the relationship between child abuse and juvenile delinquency, indicate that juvenile delinquents are often products of families that consciously or unconsciously neglect their childhood needs. Corporal punishment by parents often leads to overt and aggressive misbehavior. Neglect and extreme punishment can cause children to become rebellious adolescents who use misbehavior to "pay back" the family. Data from several juvenile court case studies dealing with emotional disturbances and clinical investigations suggest a strong relationship between family socioeconomic status and delinquent behavior. (JAC)
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