Do teenagers from single parent families commit more crimes?

Alot of people end up on this blog by searching for this answer. 

Honestly, I don’t know that answer, but I do have another question.  Because it’s not just CAUSE AND EFFECT.  There are more factors involved than just “Single moms create juvenile deliquents.”

If it is true that teenagers living with single mothers (or parents) commit more crimes, could this be true because the other parent is a bad influence.  Genetically?  Not paying child support?  Being a bad example?   Leaving the family in poverty?  Making everyone feel unsafe?

There’s a reason a single parent has chosen to raise children alone.  A very good reason.  And they are swimming upstream against the stereotypes, the court system, the economy,  and interference by the other parent in some cases. 

It’s not always so simple.  It’s not always about blaming someone.

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One thought on “Do teenagers from single parent families commit more crimes?

  1. i was never loved or cared for as a kid but when my dad died everything fell apart yer i did a few naughty things but my dad was no longer there i had no direction in my life i had not got into any trouble before he died so the awnser to your question maybee

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