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I'm Tired of My Child Getting Into Trouble: Parental Controls and Supports of Juvenile Probationers

NCJ Number
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Volume: 52 Issue: 5-8 Dated: December 2013 Pages: 529-543
Amy Kyle Cook
Date Published
December 2013
15 pages
This study examined whether parental controls and supports, individually and jointly, indicative of reoffending patterns among delinquents.
Examining the relationship between parental controls and supports and the reoffending patterns of juvenile probationers, this study used a convenience sample of 88 parents of court-involved youth in one jurisdiction. Parents completed a questionnaire regarding their utilization of parental controls and supports. Overall, the results indicated that parental supervision, parental reliability, and prior record were significant contributors of reoffending whereas in the parental efficacy models, parental resignation was a significant predictor of offending patterns. These findings have practical implications for juvenile justice professionals. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.