Mothers: what do they know? And more importantly, what don’t they know?

Cavanaugh and Cauffman recently published a study examining the relationship between rates of reoffending of first-time male juvenile offenders and their mothers’ characteristics. These characteristics included their participation in their sons’ court cases and their legal knowledge.

The sample consisted of over three hundred mother-son pairs. The vast majority of the mothers were the biological parent but in a few cases, they were the biological grandmothers, step or adoptive mothers.… Read More