Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
David Van Heemst
Jeffrey S. Williamson
Scholarship of Discovery
This quantitative study is an investigation of whether or not there is a link between crime and the family structure within an urban Midwestern community. The study took place in a Midwestern urban community in Chicago Illinois. Participants were gathered from a prominent Church within the community. Participants were randomly selected to participate in the study. The participants completed two surveys that offered results pertaining to parental behavior and likelihood of youth engagement in crime. The results indicated that there was some relationship between the family structure and criminal activity among youth. Additional information will be provided in the following sections; methodology, limitations, results, and implications for future research.
Howell, Nicole, "A Link Between Single Parent Families and Crime" (2015). Ed.D. Dissertations. 79.
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