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Department
Criminology
Course
CRIM 101
Professor
Adrienne Peters
Semester
Fall

Description
FAMILIES AND HOUSEHOLD CRIMES • Sacco & Kennedy define family as “any enduring pattern of social relationships  through which domestic life is organized” • Sacco & Kennedy define household as “social and physical setting within which  family life is organized” CHANGING PROFILE OF FAMILY • Fewer children living at home than in past • Can be explained by increases in life expectancy, declining birth rate, more  couples choosing not to have (or delaying to have) children • Fewer couples are marrying, more choosing to live in common­law relationships • Proportion of children living in “traditional” family with marries parents has  decreased substantially, while proportion living with common­law parents has 
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