Juvenile delinquency is a widely discussed subject. Every segment of our society has its experts on the subject, and every expert has a solution. Yet the problems not only increase, but become more and more complex in all strata of our society. The problems have become so commonplace that our society seems to be accepting them as a normal necessary evil about which little can be done. As a prosecutor or as defense counsel, I have never yet met any parents who willingly admitted fault in these problems. They insist that they have been good parents and that the fault is that of society or of another juvenile who led their child astray. How did this terrible situation come to be? And what can be done to correct it?
E. F. Samore, Parental Delinquency, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 568 (1959)