- The Oxford Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice
- The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
- List of Contributors
- Juvenile Delinquents and Juvenile Justice Clientele: Trends and Patterns in Crime and Justice System Response
- Heterogeneity in Delinquency
- The Victim-Offender Overlap and Its Implications for Juvenile Justice
- Personal Characteristics of Delinquents: Neurobiology, Genetic Predispositions, Individual Psychosocial Attributes
- Adolescent Development, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice
- Delinquency and Comorbid Conditions
- Predictors of Violent Young Offenders
- Linking Family Processes and Adolescent Delinquency: Issues, Theories, and Research Findings
- Schools and Delinquency
- The Social Side of Delinquent Behavior
- Gang Delinquency
- Communities and Delinquency
- Strain and Delinquency
- Social Learning Theory
- An Emergent Situational and Transactional Theory of Urban Youth Violence
- Legal Socialization and Delinquency
- Understanding Desistance from Juvenile Offending: Challenges and Opportunities
- Delinquency Prevention
- The Elusive Juvenile Court: Its Origins, Practices, and Re-Inventions
- Racial and Ethnic Differences in Delinquency and Justice System Responses
- The Conundrum of Girls and Juvenile Justice Processing
- Competence and Criminal Responsibility in Adolescent Defendants: The Roles of Mental Illness and Adolescent Development
- Policing Juveniles
- The Front End of the Juvenile Court: Intake and Informal versus Formal Processing
- Varieties of Juvenile Court: Nonspecialized Courts, Teen Courts, Drug Courts, and Mental Health Courts
- Procedural Rights in Juvenile Courts: Competence and Consequences
- Restoration, Shame, and the Future of Restorative Practice in U.S. Juvenile Justice
- Probation and Other Noninstitutional Treatment: The Evidence Is In
- Juvenile Corrections: An Overview
- Examining the Effectiveness of Juvenile Residential Programs
- Transfer of Juveniles to Criminal Court
- Youth in Prison and Beyond
- Juvenile Justice Cross-Nationally Considered
- Trends in Juvenile Justice Policy and Practice
Abstract and Keywords
There is compelling evidence that childhood conduct problems are a strong predictor of subsequent involvement in antisocial behavior. This article explores recent findings, issues, and controversies regarding the role of parenting in the development of youth and adolescent behavior problems. It focuses on two issues, which are, the dimensions of parenting that foster antisocial behavior and the mechanisms whereby these practices produce this effect. It begins by examining the extent to which studies support the contentions of popular theories regarding the parental behaviors that lead to delinquency and the mediating psychological changes in the child that account for this effect. Following this, it links family structure and delinquency to consider the impact of family structure on child and adolescent delinquency. Finally, it examines behavioral genetics research and provides a brief review of behavioral and molecular genetics studies relating to the issue of parenting and delinquency.
Ronald L. Simons is Professor of Sociology and Distinguished Research Fellow in the Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia.
Leslie Gordon Simons is Associate Professor of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia.
Donna Hancock is a doctoral student in the Department of Child and Family Development at the University of Georgia.
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