The Study of Influence of Faulty Parenting and Substance Abuse on Rape, Sodomy and Murder by Using Projective Test

Hema Vinodachandra Acharya, J.M. Vyas


The impact of family conflict and faulty parenting leads to conduct disorder and personality disorder. The role of early parenting plays an important role in the personality development of the individual. Any type of maladjustment in the family prone the adolescent towards the asocial /antisocial activity, The rate of crime in adolescent have increased because of various such factors. One of the major problems in today’s scenario is conduct problem. The present paper is a case study, which discusses this aspect. Master R, is a 13 year old boy who had absconded from home due to family distress and strained relationship in family. He also felt harassed by his step father. He was in the habit of stealing and later he got addicted to psychotropic substance. He had started inhaling the tube because of which felt aroused sexually. The boy is reported to be involved in the murder of 2 year old child after the inhalation of the substance used for repairing of tyre/tubes of vehicle. He was referred to psychological assessment to know the causes behind it and to help him. The psychological profile was developed based on the police record, postmortem report, interview and psychological test of the accused.

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International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory | ISSN : 1916-2782