DELINQUENCY, SICKNESS OR SIN? by Richard V. McCann

DELINQUENCY, SICKNESS OR SIN?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This has a close tieup with a Beabury Press book, reported on p. 706 is Non-fiction, and further reported by Dr. Foust as a book that should be read by anyone to do with young people- Light the Dark Streets by C. Kilmer Myers. While his book relates itself to a specific New York City problem, the area in human society is general....It is encouraging to realize as the alarm is sounded daily about the perils of juvenile delinquency, that much constructive thinking and work is going on to meet the need of troubled boys and girls in a realistic way. Dr. McCann, director of the Harvard Divinity School Seminar on Delinquency, describes in this book the work which he and others are doing to help these young people who cannot help themselves because they do not understand themselves. He uses much ""case"" material, searches out the background in family and community life which has contributed largely toward the young person's anti-social, behavior, and assesses the responsibilities and failures of our ""sick"" society. The author considers the question of morality in juvenile delinquency, the role of religion, and the challenge and opportunity presented to the churches. Clergy, parents and laymen will find their own roles clearly defined, and positive help offered in meeting the problems raised by ""our annual crop of one million children in trouble"".

Publisher: Harper