CRIME: Children Without Morals

One crime frequently suggests another, and it sometimes happens that a small wave of violence follows one sensational brutality. But the outbursts of cold murder and the high incidence of rape in the nation during the last few weeks seem to be something else again. Public officials and welfare workers think they see a deeper reason than mere suggestion.

What worried police and welfare workers most was a sharp rise in juvenile delinquency. Near Chicago, two boys held a farmer's family terrorized for several hours, threatening to kidnap their young daughter. San Franciscans were shocked by the story of two...

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