ERIC Number: ED231730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in the History of Early 20th Century Delinquency Prevention. A Rand Note.
An overview is presented of select research performed under a project entitled "Education, Delinquency Prevention, and the Search for Youth Policy: An Historical Inquiry." This overview contains two discrete essays that synthesize the main findings of seven key writers in the field of juvenile delinquency between 1900 and 1930 and examine state policies in delinquency prevention in the early 20th century. The first essay examines the writings of Henry Goddard, William Healy, Lewis Terman, Ben Lindsey, Thomas Eliot, Miriam Van Waters, and Frederic Thrasher. The discussion emphasizes the new approaches to social control developed by these writers. The second essay examines state policies for delinquency prevention in early 20th century California and Ohio. It focuses in particular on the development of new rehabilitative programs for delinquents in juvenile reformatories and the creation of new methods to advance scientific knowledge on the causes and treatment of juvenile crime. The analysis highlights the remarkable faith in science which motivated state policy initiatives in delinquency prevention and the myriad difficulties that frustrated governmental efforts in translating scientific knowledge into social policy and concrete programs. (RM)
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, History, Public Policy, Social Control, Social Science Research, State Programs
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California; Ohio