STUDY: Adolescent boys more prone to delinquency without a father. The sense of security generated by the presence of a male role model in a youth’s life has protective effects for a child, regardless of the degree of interaction between the child and father.”

UPDATE: Reader Ronald Fox writes: “For this they needed a study? I’ve been a Boy Scout leader for 20 years, and I figured this out in my first 4 Troop meetings.”