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The purpose of this comprehensive study was to attain a more adequate understanding of women delinquents. The groups of women studied include 102 at Bedford Reformatory; 88 at Auburn State Prison; 76 at the New York Magdalen Home; 110 at the New York County Penitentiary; 109 at the New York City Workhouse and 102 probation cases from the women's night court of Manhattan and the Bronx, making a total of 587 cases. The results are compared with those found by other investigators both in groups of delinquents and of general population. The principal topics treated are: nature and extent of delinquency; age; habits with respect to use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs; general social factros; nativity and color; early home conditions and family status; educational background, occupational, history and economic efficiency; sex irregularities and mental capacity.
In one of the most valuable chapters in the book mental capacity is correlated
STUDY OF WOMEN DELINQUENTS IN NEW YORK STATE. Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(1):114–115. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190010121013
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