Many years on the bench of the N.Y.C. Children's Court has given Justice Panken the conviction that ""these children are not bad. They are just neglected."" In this book in which he discusses the causes of juvenile delinquency and the therapeutic treatment he has used successfully through the years, his point is well proved. The first half of the book deals with causes (deprivation, improper guidance from parents, over-standardized schools). Convinced that punishment and institutionalization will only increase criminal tendencies, Panken, through personal supervision, suggested reading, letters to the children, has turned most of his charges from crime. The second half of the book contains some of the correspondence, children's book reports, etc. Interesting reading for anyone interested in social work, criminology, welfare.