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NCJ Number: 148580 Find in a Library
Author(s): R Tunley
Date Published: 1962
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: Dell Publishing Co
New York, NY 10036-4094
Sale Source: Dell Publishing Co
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4094
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Juvenile delinquency and its possible remedies are discussed.
Abstract: The author, a layman, was appointed in the late 1950's by the Greater Philadelphia Movement to gather information on juvenile delinquency and prepare a study that might be useful in helping communities to control it. He traveled widely throughout the United States, and visited numerous other countries including India, the U.S.S.R., Japan, Austria, and Sweden. He interviewed juvenile delinquency experts in the principal cities in the U.S.; 72 percent either felt that juvenile delinquency was not on the rise or did not know, and 94 percent said that the problem could be far better handled. They made recommendations for more community support; education of parents; and better police, court, and probation work. Some popular conclusions that had come out of recent conferences in the U.S. clashed with information obtained from abroad. For instance, many experts regarded women working outside the home as the largest factor contributing to the rise of juvenile delinquency, but in Austria, where delinquency rates were low, the proportion of working mothers was high. Index
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency
Index Term(s): Cultural influences; Environmental influences; Gangs; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention
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