Medicine: Blueprint for Delinquents

Brought up in the same tenement, one boy ends in the electric chair, another in the governor's mansion. Why? For more than three decades, the mystery has been probed by Sheldon and Eleanor Glueck, Harvard Law School's famed husband-and-wife criminologist team. The Glueck (rhymes with look) team has published three near classics on the subject: 500 Criminal Careers, One Thousand Juvenile Delinquents, Unraveling Juvenile Delinquency. Last week the Gluecks published their latest study: Predicting Delinquency and Crime (Harvard University; $6.50). Its startling premise: criminal behavior can be forecast almost as accurately as an insurance company figures the odds on accident...

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