Juvenile Delinquency Studies: A Synthesis of Forty-Four Fordham University School of Social Service Dissertations of the Causation, Treatment, Recidivism and Prevention of Delinquency
The maladjustment of children and adolescents is not a new problem but it has become an increasingly serious one. Juvenile delinquency has grown out of all proportion to the rise in the child population in recent years. These children are the future parents and citizens of our country. It is of vital importance to them as individuals and for the the common good of all of us that the influences which have brought about the growth of delinquency be eliminated or at least mitigated. It is from this standpoint that the present inquiry has been launched. It is an effort towards attaining a clearer understanding of delinquency so that better preventive and treatment methods may be formulated. The reduction and prevention of anti-social behavior is a problem that challenges all civic and socially minded persons on the national, state and local scene. Almost a million children are picked up by the police during a year. Obviously the effective treatment of this problem calls for action on many fronts. In addition more lasting preventive methods must be developed.
Law|Social psychology|Social work
McLaughlin, Marie Therese, "Juvenile Delinquency Studies: A Synthesis of Forty-Four Fordham University School of Social Service Dissertations of the Causation, Treatment, Recidivism and Prevention of Delinquency" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557767.