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Psychiatric Aspects of Juvenile Delinquency.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(2):287-288. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050020151013.
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This very valuable monograph is a direct result of the desire of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations to find ways and means of formulating on an international basis an acceptable program for the study of crime and treatment of offenders and for international action in this field. A committee of experts, called together by the Secretary General, agreed that juvenile delinquency should be given priority in this study. Dr. Bovet, accordingly, was commissioned to draw up a concise but comprehensive summary of existing views on delinquency. This report of his is a synthesis of views and observations on a tour of several European countries and America, during which he consulted over 150 specialists of all kinds on juvenile delinquency and visited 60 institutes of diverse natures. Pediatricians interested in this field, or, for that matter, any pediatrician interested in psychological problems in children, would find the


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