Recidivism in Probation: A Case Study of Ten Delinquent Children Who Appeared Before the Children's Court of Westchester County and Later Appeared as Adult Offenders
This research is an attempt to study the traits, family background and social situations of the recidivists. The writer has examined the "prescriptions" written by the clinical staff for the guidance of the Children's Court Judge and others concerned with the treatment of youthful offenders, and the extent to which the court carries out the recommendations. The writer has tried to ascertain what happened to these young delinquents after the action of the clinic and court has translated itself into more or less permanent results in their careers. Finally, the writer has examined the various reasons for the continued recidivism of juvenile delinquents who have been subjected to treatment by court and clinic; and also what can be done toward improving the existing facilities and practices.
Law enforcement|Social work
Flanagan, James Joseph, "Recidivism in Probation: A Case Study of Ten Delinquent Children Who Appeared Before the Children's Court of Westchester County and Later Appeared as Adult Offenders" (1954). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30613188.