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Title: Family Poverty as a Delinquency Causation in Bangladesh
Journal: Indian Journal of Criminology  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:(July 1994)  Pages:88-92
Author(s): A H Sarker
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
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Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: This paper examines relevant literature and data on Bangladesh's economic conditions and its influence on juvenile delinquency.
Abstract: A study on juvenile offending identified certain situations in families that have negative influences on male juveniles' behaviors. Among other factors, economic hardship in the family was prominent (Sarker, 1988). Bangladesh children, most of whom come from poverty-stricken families are exposed to a variety of biological, social, cultural, political, economic, and natural forces that affect not only their physical growth but also their social, moral, and intellectual development (Mia and Alauddin, 1973). A study of the slums in the Dhaka City shows that there are repeated failures in marriages, thus producing unstable and incomplete families that may negatively affect child development. The overall findings of this study suggest that delinquency is more prevalent among the children of low-income families than in any other social and economic classes. Although poverty may not be a direct cause of delinquency, it can be linked to unwholesome family conditions that contribute to juvenile delinquency. 2 tables and 12 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Bangladesh; Economic influences; Poverty and crime
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