College for Professional Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Thesis - Open Access
Parental separation preceded by parental conflict increased the propensity for youth criminality as the pre-separation conflict engenders an environment which hampers effective paternal and maternal care for children are carried over into post-separation life. The social development theory was used to explain the significance of socialization and the extent and quality of children's relationships with their external environment as factors important to their participation in anti-social behaviors, noting that, an overlapping of pro and anti-social paths are the constructors of children's socialization capabilities. The secondary data collected on this research topic, concluded that a family environment marred by issues consequential to parental separation preceded by family conflict, provided antisocial pathways for children's development which resulted in children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors that are conducive to their propensity to criminalaity.
Date of Award
© Casimir Bannis
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Bannis, Casimir, "Impact of Parental Separation Preceded By Parental Conflict On the Propensity for Youth Criminality" (2012). Student Publications. 670.