This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.
Chapter 6: The Juvenile Court in the Service State
The Juvenile Court in the Service State
The Path of Progress
In fifty years there has been enormous advance in scientific preparation for social work and in the training of those who have to do with the treatment not merely of children but of adolescent and adult offenders. Only as one compares the books of today with those with which I began as a teacher of law in 1899 can he see how much more prepared those who are coming after us will be than were those who have gone before. Take the one matter of psychology. In the last two decades research in connection with juvenile delinquency has put us immeasurably in advance of where we were in the ...