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May 1930

Delinquency Areas. A Study of the Geographic Distribution of School Truants, Juvenile Delinquents, and Adult Offenders in Chicago.

Arch NeurPsych. 1930;23(5):1094. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220110260020

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Abstract

If the second monograph from the Institute for Juvenile Research is a measure of the type of work that we are to expect, then the object for which this research has been founded will be more than fulfilled. Broadly speaking, the object of this research is investigation of behavior in human beings according to geographic distribution; it represents a study of delinquency from the point of view of its relation to the social situation in which it occurs. It is a study of the geographic distribution of school truants, juvenile delinquents and adult offenders in the city of Chicago. The work entailed in tabulating the material of this study has extended over a period of eight years and began in 1921. The study is based on statistics of approximately 60,000 school truants, juvenile delinquents and adult offenders.

The observations are of great import and show that there are marked variations

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