Apart from positive impacts a family can have on the development of a child’s personality, it can exert a completely opposite influence as well, negative and destructive. If the function of a family is disturbed, it can cause deviant behaviour in a child. This paper features the characteristics of the families of juvenile offenders that were committed to the Banja Luka Juvenile Correctional Facility within the 2006-2020 period. It aims to show how the disturbed structure and functionality of a family can influence the emergence of delinquent behaviour in children, as well as to determine how significant these indicators can be for the implementation of the process of resocialisation of juvenile delinquents in respective correctional facilities. This has been the first research conducted in this correctional facility since its establishment, which points to its social, scientific, and applicative significance.
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