Nurturing Deviant Behavior

Nurturing Deviant Behavior


In determining whether a person will be more inclined to follow a more deviant lifestyle, nurture is more influential. Factors of nurture include the way someone is brought up, their parents and their relationship, where they live, what schools they go to, the people they hang out with, and the rest of their family.

Children with parents that have been divorced are more likely to get themselves into trouble based on the lack of seeing one parent as much as the other. Fighting during marriage or a divorce can have an enormous effect on the way someone behaves around the opposite sex and other children at an early age. Divorce and problems in marriage can also lead a child to deviant sexual behavior at an early age.

Family members and family friends also have an effect on the way someone behaves as they get older. Family members that are criminals or that have been in trouble with the police set a bad example for young children. Kids or even teens will get the idea that it’s ok to steal, or fight or whatever it may be, leading them into a troubled lifestyle.

Where a child grows up can create negative or positive images in their mind. A child that grows up in a nicer part of town isn’t as prone to bad behavior, whereas someone that grows up in the projects may be. Children that grow up in a bad part of town are more likely to get into things like drugs, gangs, and sex. Growing up in a certain area allows children to be around things that they otherwise wouldn’t be around if they lived somewhere else.

Where a child goes to school affects the way they behave at home and also in the future. Not only that, but who the child associates with at school and what the teacher is like. As a child gets older, who he or she hangs out with makes more of a difference because teens tend to get into things they shouldn’t.

In conclusion, nurture rather than nature is much more influential in determining whether a child will behave more...

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