Attitudes Toward Placement in a Training School for Delinquent Boys: A Study of Eighteen Boys Aged 11–16 Committed to Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, New York, Between January 1963 and June 1963
Background and Importance of the Study. In the present methods of treatment of youthful offenders or Juvenile delinquents, the institution or training school has assumed the most important role for re-educating and re-training the boys and girls who are committed to them by the courts. The philosophy of the institution is reflected by the type of treatment it offers and the goals it has established to help its clients. In viewing the total picture of the training school and its significance in the task of restructuring the values and attitudes of the youth assigned to it, it is necessary to point out that in the year 1959 the combined daily population of some two hundred institutions in the United States and its territories totaled over 40,000 boys and girls. When one projects this figure into a period of years it can be seen that our training schools have a tremendous responsibility in the task of transforming its rebellious youths into law-abiding citizens.
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Boeckels, Robert Paul, "Attitudes Toward Placement in a Training School for Delinquent Boys: A Study of Eighteen Boys Aged 11–16 Committed to Lincoln Hall, Lincolndale, New York, Between January 1963 and June 1963" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670802.