Plenty is doing.
"A British Home Office study by Riley and Shaw (1985, Parental Supervision and Juvenile Delinquency, HMSO)....asked if [boys] had committed any one of 21 offences in the previous year, ranging from breaking a bottle in the street to arson and burglary.... ....they report that boys who said they were closer to their mothers than their fathers, or equally close to both, were almost three times more likely to be delinquent than those who were closer to their fathers."
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