Youth House, a Detention Home for the Temporary Care of Adolescent Delinquent Boys in New York City (1944–1950)
The problem of Juvenile Delinquency is not a new one. Its rise was experienced during World War I and again in World War II. It is with us in peace, in good times and in bad times. What is perhaps new, is the increased public interest in the subject. Newspapers throughout the country, always alert to the sensational and human interest aspect of the events, have played up reported increases or expected increases in juvenile delinquency. It has been featured in magazines and other periodicals. What is more important, there is evident a growing emphasis on the need for better methods of treatment, prevention and detention care. While the old cry of too much freedom and more repression and punishment for these offenses against society are still with us, there is a far greater cry for understanding and justice for the delinquent.
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Carey, Joseph Theophelus, "Youth House, a Detention Home for the Temporary Care of Adolescent Delinquent Boys in New York City (1944–1950)" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30724942.