Referral of Predelinquents: A Descriptive Study of Those Cases Referred to Social Agencies by the Juvenile Aid Bureau of the Police Department of the City of New York, 1957
Since World War II, increased interest has been focused on Juvenile Delinquency. Newspapers, movies, television programs, and all media of communication have aroused a public awareness and anxiety concerning the present problem, which has been highlighted by gang warfare and murders, and open threats to provate citizens by aggressive teen-age groups. However, out of this period of fear and apprehension has come a constructive, positive attitude toward "doing something about the situation", which has led to widespread support of research and prevention projects to stem the rising tide of Juvenile Delinquency. The Federal Government recognized the extent of delinquent behavior among the youth of the country as a threat to our National Security, and saw the need for an evaluation of delinquency control and services for youth. On June 1, 1953, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary was authorized to conduct a complete study of Juvenile Delinquency in the United States. Pursuant to this authorization the Senate Sub-Committee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency was organized, and commenced its investigation. By focusing on specific problems of an area, they promoted interest in their nationwide implications and stimulated local communities, State Governments and the Federal Government to action.
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Wynne, Catherine, "Referral of Predelinquents: A Descriptive Study of Those Cases Referred to Social Agencies by the Juvenile Aid Bureau of the Police Department of the City of New York, 1957" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557683.