A Descriptive Study of Twenty-Three Cases of Delinquent Boys Who Were Referred From Children's Court, Brooklyn, to the Italian Board of Guardians in the Period From 1946-1951
Juvenile delinquency is a subject upon which scores of volumes have been written. It is a problem which is of interest to educators, social workers, parents, psychiatrists and the public in general. The subject has been approached and dealt with at different times from many angles by those who have been attempting to understand and effectively cope with juvenile delinquency. The writer became particularly interested in this problem when he had the opportunity to render casework services to two youthful offenders and their families while a student in field work placement with the agency during his first year of professional education. Both these boys had been referred to the Italian Board of Guardians by the judges in Brooklyn Children’s Court. It was the opinion of the court that both of these children could profit by casework services. What struck the worker (who is now the writer) was that both boys were from families who were self-sufficient and neither of whom had lacked material advantages in their growth and development. One boy was from a low delinquency area, and the other from a high delinquency area. Both, however, seemed to be lacking in satisfactory home relationships. The writer began at this time to think of doing a study which would give a fairly good picture and a representative one of the situations and the environments from which juvenile delinquents emerge.
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Sisko, Frank Joseph, "A Descriptive Study of Twenty-Three Cases of Delinquent Boys Who Were Referred From Children's Court, Brooklyn, to the Italian Board of Guardians in the Period From 1946-1951" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557641.