skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 147302 Find in a Library
Author(s): W A Brooks
Date Published: 1952
Page Count: 255
Sponsoring Agency: Padell Book Co
New York, NY
Sale Source: Padell Book Co
New York, NY
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book profiles the deviant behavior of female delinquents and suggests causes and remedies.
Abstract: The author uses selected newspaper and police reports to argue that the crimes and immorality of girls has become a serious problem in the United States in the 1950's. Chapters discuss drug abuse among girls, theft, sexual promiscuity, prostitution, and female behavior that contributes to sexual victimization. A discussion of juvenile delinquency factors advises that delinquency most often stems from emotional diffficulties that derive from broken homes, poor parenting, parental abuse and neglect, and the failure of neighborhoods to provide attractive environments and opportunities for children to spend their leisure time constructively. The final chapter focuses on the prevention and treatment of delinquency. Strategies encompass parent education, the development of a nurturing family life, adequate family income and housing, positive community influences, and improved and expanded social services and child guidance clinics. Other topics considered are the police role, the juvenile court, social and psychiatric investigations, foster home care, and institutional care.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Female deviance; Female juvenile delinquents; Juveniles; Victims of Crime
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.