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NCJ Number: 40660 Find in a Library
Title: CHILD GUIDANCE AND DELINQUENCY IN A LONDON BOROUGH
Author(s): D GATH; B COOPER; F GATTONI; D ROCKETI
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 202
Sponsoring Agency: Oxford University Press
Oxford OX2 6DP, United Kingdom
Sale Source: Oxford University Press
Walton Street
Oxford OX2 6DP,
United Kingdom
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS BOOK REPORTS THE FINDINGS OF A STUDY IN THE SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD MALADJUSTMENT AND DELINQUENCY, UNDERTAKEN IN ONE GREATER LONDON BOROUGH.
Abstract: RATES OF BOTH CHILD-GUIDANCE REFERRAL AND OF DELINQUENCY WERE FOUND TO VARY WIDELY BETWEEN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS AND DIFFERENT SCHOOLS WITHIN THE BOROUGH, AND TO BE CLOSELY INTERRELATED. MOREOVER, BOTH COULD BE RELATED TO SOCIOECONOMIC AND SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS. INDICES SUCH AS SOCIAL CLASS DISTRIBUTION, DENSITY OF POPULATION, AND TYPE OF HOUSING WERE FOUND TO HAVE AN IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIP TO THE NUMBERS OF CHILDREN SENT EITHER TO CHILD GUIDANCE OR TO THE COURTS. THE FINDINGS JUSTIFY THE AUTHOR'S CONCLUSION THAT FUTURE RESEARCH IN CHILD PSYCHIATRY SHOULD PAY MORE REGARD TO THE WIDER SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE CHILD, AND THAT CHILD GUIDANCE CLINICS ARE DEALING TO A LARGE EXTENT WITH DISORDERS CAUSED OR CONDITIONED BY THAT ENVIRONMENT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...TWH
Index Term(s): Demography; England; Environmental quality; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juveniles; Psychiatric services; Psychiatry; Socioeconomic causes of delinquency; Suburban area studies; Surveys; Youth (Under 15)
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