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Child Neglect And Criminals


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Anti-social behavior before teens effect adulthood, thus entering into the criminal justice system.

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Child Neglect And Criminals

  1. 1. Child Neglect and Criminals By Kenny Chinakwe
  2. 2. Abstract <ul><li>Negative upbringings can range from child abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, child neglect, and or physical abuse </li></ul><ul><li>may increase the chance of youth gang violence, crime, and drug use before the age of 16 </li></ul><ul><li>If no intervention is put in place earlier on, anti social behavior can continue into adult hood, thus resulting into criminal behavior </li></ul>
  3. 3. Criminals <ul><li>majority of criminals come from broken homes where there was abuse </li></ul><ul><li>majority of inmates that commit crimes such as robbery, assault, burglaries, theft, and drug dealing can be interrelated to such characteristics as multiple drug use, unstable employment, juvenile use of hard drugs, and violence before the age of 16 </li></ul><ul><li>If there were intervention when these criminals were children, perhaps they would not be in the criminal justice system </li></ul>
  4. 4. Community <ul><li>It takes more than parents of a child to raise them; it takes a whole community to raise a child </li></ul><ul><li>So responsible and qualified adults like teachers, law enforcers, coaches, babysitters, caretakers must take initiative in protecting our children </li></ul><ul><li>In every state, the following people are required by law to report suspected abuse: Doctors; nurses; dentists; mental health professionals; social workers; teachers; day care workers; law enforcement personnel. In some states, clergy, foster parents, attorneys, and camp counselors also are </li></ul><ul><li>required to report abuse. In about 18 states, any person who suspects abuse is required to report it </li></ul>
  5. 5. Domestic Violence <ul><li>Domestic violence can possibly affect the psychological development of children thus becoming criminals as adults </li></ul><ul><li>wide range of children’s developmental outcomes are compromised by exposure to domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>This exposure would include social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and general health functioning </li></ul>
  6. 6. Effects of Domestic violence <ul><li>Domestic violence, more than any other criminal act, includes a wide range of behaviors, making it difficult to measure </li></ul><ul><li>Children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to develop emotional problems </li></ul><ul><li>evidence that children who witness domestic violence are at risk for a range of psychosocial problems. These problems may inhibit social development </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals who were victims of physical abuse or an abusive family environment are more likely to become abusers then individuals who experience no physical abuse in their developmental years </li></ul><ul><li>criminals that come from broken or abusive homes are in prison now because there was not any intervention for them, so they learned this abusive behavior and became abusers themselves. Why was there not any intervention? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Failures of the system <ul><li>domestic violence is not that easy to notice </li></ul><ul><li>domestic violence has a wide range of different behavior, it can sometimes be difficult to detect in young children </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic violence can be hard to measure due to the different behaviors associated with it </li></ul>
  8. 8. Failures of the system <ul><li>Child physical or sexual abuses are the many problems that we face as a society </li></ul><ul><li>This problem has also caused the rate of crime to elevate and the continuous revolving doors of criminals in and out of the criminal justice system </li></ul><ul><li>Just look at what happened in the missing person’s case, Jaycee Dugard. It has become quite evident that the criminal behavior of Dugard’s kidnapper, Phillip Garrido goes back 30+ years </li></ul><ul><li>Garrido goes to prison for a rape crime in the early 70’s, gets out of prison for good behavior and goes back to committing the same crime </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps more could have been done to help Garrido’s behavior at an earlier stage </li></ul>
  9. 9. Crime Stats <ul><li>The rate in prevalence in child sexual abuse is alarming. In the United States along, 325,000 are reported as being sexually exploited annually, of which 12,000 are those that run away from home </li></ul><ul><li>5,602 children were actually thrown out of their homes. </li></ul><ul><li>In other studies, the average age of children to be victimized happen before the child reaches the age of 10 years old </li></ul><ul><li>When children are put out there without the guidance of adults or close loved ones, bad people or criminals will take advantage of innocents </li></ul>
  10. 10. Gender <ul><li>One thing that is important to note is that the majority of children that become victimized are girls </li></ul><ul><li>The statistics for boys are a bit off due to the fact that most boys do not report it. The reasons vary, but for boys this becomes a struggle because of society’s norms for boys to be men, thus making male victims feel less masculine. </li></ul><ul><li>Abused men are more likely to become criminal in the justice system </li></ul>
  11. 11. Warning signs <ul><li>Most males that are abused are more likely to display aggression towards others. </li></ul><ul><li>Girls are more likely to become depressed or withdrawn from friends or family </li></ul><ul><li>Noticeable signs can be unusual absence of children from school, marking or bruising on child’s body, secretiveness, eating disorder, suicidal, or running away </li></ul><ul><li>If any of these signs are noticed, the teacher or qualified person should contact a trained health care professional immediately. It is best to report early, so that intervention can create a better environment for the child </li></ul>
  12. 12. Intervention programs <ul><li>community based intervention programs that are designed to increase resiliency in children </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment may include therapy sessions, group play therapy, self defense programs, and or interactive team sports </li></ul>
  13. 13. Criminal Age <ul><li>Other criminals in the system started out as gang members. Most of which started out as young as 11 years of age </li></ul><ul><li>Gangs, alcohol, and drugs use are the main gateways to the criminal world. It is best to deter this lifestyle from happening by reaching and redirecting troubled youths </li></ul><ul><li>Gangs are usually formed by individuals with similar negative backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Gangs are usually formed by individuals with similar negative backgrounds </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Children, who have been subjected or exposed to violence, neglect or raised in an underprivileged environment at an early age are at high risk for developing anti-social behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Violence can include physical abuse among family members, and or social media </li></ul><ul><li>Violence can also include sexual and emotional abuse. These types of maladjustments are precursors to child neglect </li></ul>