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Title: Role of the School in Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency
Editor(s): W R Carriker
Date Published: 1963
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Office of Education
Washington, DC 20202
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph presents five papers prepared for the symposium on the Role of the School in Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency.
Abstract: The first paper, "Existing and Projected Research on Individual and Group Approaches in the Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency," discusses informal interview as a technique for treating specific ego malfunctions. The two methods suggested are "emotional first-aid" for periods of great stress and long-range training for more permanent health. The school, which has considerable influence on the child, is a logical setting for the use of these techniques. The second paper, "Research on the School Work-Study Program in the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency," proposes starting work-study as early as age 13 or 14 to keep lower-class youths motivated and provide them opportunity for development. Experimentation and training of special supervisors would be needed. The third paper, "Existing and Projected Research on Reading in Relationship to Juvenile Delinquency," examines a relationship between failure in reading and delinquent behavior. The fourth paper, "The Prevention of Delinquent Subcultures: Issues and Problems," addresses problems faced in dealing with the three major types of gangs among lower-class boys. The fifth paper, "Two Roles for Schools in Reducing Juvenile Delinquency," discusses two methods of early detection and guidance of delinquents. 16 references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Gangs; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency research; School delinquency programs; School maladjustment
Note: Cooperative Research Monograph No. 10.
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