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The Boy Sex Offender and His Later Career.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(3):224-225. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020090069013.
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"This study was undertaken to investigate the significance of early sex offenses among males for later life behavior, and in particular to determine to what extent these Juveniles become a menace to society through the commission of sexual or other offenses in adult years. The study also set itself to discover determining factors in the background, personality and behavior of Juvenile sex delinquents that relate to success or failure in adult life, as criteria in the prediction and treatment of similar cases."

The book presents conclusions drawn from a study of the cases which appeared in the clinics of the Children's Court of New York over a period of six years. There is a careful analysis of the factors in the home and community and in the personalities of the parents which might influence each case and a fairly complete study of the personality of each offender.

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