ERIC Number: ED073402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Delinquency: Research, Theory, and Comment.
Moore, Bernice Milburn
While this booklet on juvenile delinquency does not attempt a full review of the literature, it has been designed to further an understanding and appreciation of the social-psychological problems of deviant behavior. The booklet briefly covers the publicity which juvenile delinquency has been given in recent years, as well as the difficulties encountered in enumerating offenders. A third section provides information which might be useful in distinguishing normal and healthy rowdiness and buoyancy from behavior pathology. In addition, a resume of theoretical approaches to delinquency is included: psychoanalytic, identity diffusion and psychosocial moratorium, delinquent ego, normless or "anomie" behavior, differential association, and cultural transmission. Finally, the multiple roles which schools must play in the prevention of delinquency and in handling delinquents among their in-school population is examined. (Author/SES)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior, Behavior Theories, Delinquency, Delinquency Causes, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Behavior, Literature Reviews, Personality Theories, Publications, School Responsibility, School Role
National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (HC $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.