Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2015 Madison Gebhard
This paper seeks to examine the correlation between family relations and habitual criminal activity. Building on previous research analyzing the power and influence of positive family environments on criminal behavior, I studied the effect of parent-child relationships as determinants of adult recidivism. My results corresponded with previous studies and implied a direct correlation between positive relationships and recidivism reduction. Furthermore, my findings support the research illustrating the effect of a person's family criminal history, level of education, and socioeconomic status on criminal behavior, which may ultimately have an effect on these influential ties between parents and children.
Gebhard, Madison, "Relationships Within the Family Tree: Roots of Recidivism" (2016). CMC Senior Theses. 1237.