Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

The Delinquency Label: The Epidemiology of Juvenile Delinquency.

The Delinquency Label: The Epidemiology of Juvenile Delinquency. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In The Delinquency Label Dr. Eisner starts with a rather loose definition of delinquency and then applies statistical methods to this social problem. He arrives at some rather interesting conclusions about delinquency and delinquents in the San Francisco area. However, in computing some of his delinquency rates, it is not clear what the total number of delinquent acts committed in each category was. Hence, one wonders if the statistics really justify Dr. Eisner's conclusions. Greater use of juvenile court social histories and family records might have enriched the basic data used for statistical treatment. Having read this book several times, I have the feeling that Dr. Eisner has not spent years working and talking with delinquents. Most of his material is "hearsay" and hence "inadmissible" even in a juvenile court today. Nevertheless, this book is a slightly different approach to a very current problem. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The Delinquency Label: The Epidemiology of Juvenile Delinquency.

The Delinquency Label: The Epidemiology of Juvenile Delinquency.

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In The Delinquency Label Dr. Eisner starts with a rather loose definition of delinquency and then applies statistical methods to this social problem. He arrives at some rather interesting conclusions about delinquency and delinquents in the San Francisco area. However, in computing some of his delinquency rates, it is not clear what the total number of...
Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/the-delinquency-label-the-epidemiology-of-juvenile-delinquency-IPKWhU5djd
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1969 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1969.02100040810033
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract In The Delinquency Label Dr. Eisner starts with a rather loose definition of delinquency and then applies statistical methods to this social problem. He arrives at some rather interesting conclusions about delinquency and delinquents in the San Francisco area. However, in computing some of his delinquency rates, it is not clear what the total number of delinquent acts committed in each category was. Hence, one wonders if the statistics really justify Dr. Eisner's conclusions. Greater use of juvenile court social histories and family records might have enriched the basic data used for statistical treatment. Having read this book several times, I have the feeling that Dr. Eisner has not spent years working and talking with delinquents. Most of his material is "hearsay" and hence "inadmissible" even in a juvenile court today. Nevertheless, this book is a slightly different approach to a very current problem.

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1969

There are no references for this article.