This article explores belief in parental deficiency as a causal factor of youth anti-social behaviour and crime. Empirical interrogation of household interview data from a UK city considers whether there is widespread support for blaming parents. Somewhat surprisingly, lower income households and those containing young people, are found to be more likely to consider parental responsibility a problem. Most notably, a tendency to blame the parents strongly associates with a perception that people in the area do not treat each other with respect.
|Journal||The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice|
|Early online date||9 Oct 2014|
|Publication status||Published - May 2015|
- parental responsibility
- anti social behavior
- youth offending
- juvenile delinquency