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NCJ Number: 48767 Find in a Library
Title: CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AS CAUSES OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR ISSUE NO 3 - CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Printing and Publishing Supply and Services Canada
Canada
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: Printing and Publishing Supply and Services Canada
Ottawa, K1A 0S9, Canada
Sale Source: Printing and Publishing Supply and Services Canada
Ottawa, K1A 0S9,
Canada
Type: Conference Material
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: A FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST DISCUSSES THE BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN TESTIMONY BEFORE A COMMITTEE OF THE CANADIAN SENATE.
Abstract: RESEARCH INTO LEARNING THEORY AND THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND EMOTIONAL DEPRIVATION ON THE FUTURE BEHAVIOR OF ANIMALS IS NOTED, AND THE BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT ORGANIC AND PSYCHOGENIC CONCEPTS OF THE ETIOLOGY OF DELINQUENCY AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR HAVE BEEN IN CONTINUOUS OPPOSITION, AND THAT FUTURE RESEARCH INTO THE CAUSES OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE WAYS IN WHICH BIOLOGICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND SOCIAL FACTORS ARE MUTUALLY INVOLVED IN SOCIAL MALADJUSTMENT. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT SOME CHILDREN ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY UNABLE TO LEARN CONTROLS, I.E., DEVELOP A CONSCIENCE, BUT THAT THE MAJORITY OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR IS A PRODUCT OF EMOTIONAL DEPRIVATION AND INAPPROPRIATE PARENTING. ASPECTS OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT ARE DISCUSSED IN A QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION, INCLUDING THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CHILD OF A MOTHER'S FRUSTRATION WITH HER LIFE, AND THE POSSIBILITY THAT CHILDREN SHOULD START SCHOOL AT AN EARLIER AGE. MORE RESEARCH ON HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AT THE PRENATAL LEVEL AND IN THE EARLY YEARS IS RECOMMENDED. --IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Canada; Criminology; Environmental influences; Individual behavior; Psychological influences on crime; Society-crime relationships; Testimony
Note: PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE OF CANADA, DECEMBER 8, 1977
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