Juvenile delinquency is a subject on which many papers might be written from different points of view and approaches. The study enters a field of social science, knowledge and organization in which a tremendous body of scientific information has developed during recent years. Universities, training schools for social workers, and numerous other agencies have shown an ever increasing interest in the study of the problem of the child. Because of this, a better understanding of both the child and his behaviour is much more possible than ever before.
William F. Burns, Welfare and Social Progress in the Prevention and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency, 5 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 35 (1956)