Are Mothers At Work Responsible For Juvenile Delinquency?

The position of women in society has changed markedly in the last twenty years. Many of the problems young people now experience, such as juvenile delinquency, arise from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

There is no iota of doubt in the fact that the position of women in society has changed markedly in the last decades. Now more women engage in professional careers and work outside the home.
                                                                           As far as the issue of Juvenile delinquency is concerned, it refers to criminal attitude by the people of low-age group however the age limit may vary from country to country.
So far the upbringing of children and their look after are traditionally linked with mothers but the argument that juvenile delinquency arises from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children is in no way justifiable. This perspective is somewhat outdated and over-simplified.
It is crucial to note that issues like juvenile delinquency stem from a multitude of factors including emotional issues, disturbed mental health, the influence of bad company, lack of positive role models, poverty, a sense of deprivation, peer influence, and many others.
                                                                           Exploring the deep penetration of the issue of juvenile delinquency exhibit that the problem is deeply consistent and penetrated and faced by almost all the countries of the world. Yet Belgium has been reported to have minimum cases of juvenile Delinquency worldwide. Belgium’s impeccable justice system protects the rights of juveniles.
                                                                              In Belgium, a crime committed by anyone below the age of 18 is considered juvenile delinquency. The child justice system in Belgium concentrates on child protection rather than punishment. The justice, protection, and care of a juvenile who committed the crime lie in the hands of the communities.
                                                                            The causes of juvenile delinquency can be diverse. Sometimes the children can develop a criminal attitude because they are subjected to violence either at their places of education or at home. Bullying, and disciplinary issues within the school environment can contribute to delinquent behavior in young children.
                                                                              Also, the use of drugs or alcohol increases the likelihood of engaging in delinquent acts. Moreover, poor access to education, healthcare, and job deprivation increases their vulnerability to delinquency at different stages in life. Exposure to violence and antisocial behavior on screen can influence attitudes and behavior in susceptible individuals.
                                                                        Above all, association with delinquent peers can make a child delinquent in behavior as per the famous maxim that a man is known by the company he keeps.
                                                                Conclusively, Juvenile delinquency can be attributed to motherhood alone. Instead, the issue is of complex societal nature and depends on various factors including the physical, social, and economic well-being of children.
                                                                                 A combination of individual, family, community, and societal interventions can tackle the issue. For this mentoring program, maintaining a friendly environment with children, consistent parental involvement with a supportive attitude towards children, and early detection in problematic behavior of children can help cope with the issue essentially well.
                                                                           Last but not the least is that the governments and employees must also focus on family-friendly policies that can facilitate the parenthood in a positive way.

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