Education: Bad Boys--and Men

Professor Sheldon Glueck of Harvard Law School and his scholarly wife Eleanor know plenty about bad boys. They have studied bad boys—1,000 of them—for 15 years in Boston. By 1934, the Gluecks were ready to explain why the boys went wrong. This week they made a second report, Juvenile Delinquents Grown Up (Commonwealth Fund; $2.50).

The 1,000 delinquents were boys sent to the Judge Baker Guidance Center by Boston's Juvenile Court between 1917 and 1922. Most of them were the sons of Boston's immigrant poor— Italian or Irish Roman Catholics. They had been arrested...

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