More than 50 years ago, sociologists Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck and Joan and William McCord proposed that delinquency may have more to do with family process than with family structure. Since that time, substantial structural changes have occurred to family composition in the U.S.
Using your text for support, describe what you believe is the most important structural change to have occurred to families and summarize what the research has found with respect to its impact on delinquency.
Next, select one of the family process factors (parenting styles, parental supervision, parental deviance, and parental attachment) that you believe is most important and summarize what the research has found with respect to its impact on delinquency.
Finally, provide your reasoning for which of these (structure or process) is more important or if you believe they are equally important. Describe how each of your factors may interact to offset the other or to worsen (or improve) the circumstance with respect to the likelihood of the occurrence of delinquency.