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January 11, 1936

The Delinquent Boy and the Correctional School

JAMA. 1936;106(2):150-151. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770020066034

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Physicians are becoming more and more interested in the problems created by juvenile delinquents. One of the means of treating this problem is by means of commitment of the delinquent boy or girl to correctional institutions; the young boy is sent to what is known as the "industrial school." Only recently, however, have psychiatry and medicine been called on to play a part in the correction of the juvenile delinquents who are incarcerated in such a school, so that the present volume is virtually the first offering of its kind. Various parts of the problem presented by correctional school treatment have been dealt with by other writers, and the annual report of each state department in which there is such a school usually contains a summary of the technics used and the principles of management that lie behind the administration of the particular school. While there are many schools that

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