Delinquency and Reading Retardation: A Study of Twenty-Four Selected Cases at the Treatment Clinic, Manhattan Children's Court, Domestic Relations Court, New York City, 1955-1957
The prevention of juvenile delinquency is one of the most puzzling social problems today as it was centuries ago. Stories of families recorded in the Bible, give many examples of juvenile delinquency. Ancient families were troubled with disobedience, runaways, sibling rivalry and many of the same problems which trouble our modern families. Students of human nature have found that family problems were not confined to any particular group or class; of people; but were universal. Love your neighbor as you love yourself. The Bible gives us this important commandment. If society could look at the delinquent child’s anti-social behavior as a plea for help, perhaps there might be more interest in the prevention of delinquency. If man could think more of the word self and then develop an awareness of the importance of every individual self in the whole human family, the rebelliousness of an unhappy child might be viewed more objectively in terms of preventing further delinquency.
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Thomas, Vivian Jones, "Delinquency and Reading Retardation: A Study of Twenty-Four Selected Cases at the Treatment Clinic, Manhattan Children's Court, Domestic Relations Court, New York City, 1955-1957" (1958). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557625.