The juvenile delinquent under the age of twelve : a study of fifty-seven male juvenile delinquents known to the Halifax District Office of the Department of Public Welfare as of March 31, 1960

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dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator McIvor, Desmond Joseph
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:36Z
dc.date.issued 1961
dc.identifier.other HV9110 H34 M348
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22712
dc.description v, 125 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 124-125.
dc.description Online version unavailable; print version available from Patrick Power Library.
dc.description.abstract This thesis is one of sixteen based on a group study of one hundred and seventy-six delinquents known to the Halifax District Office of the Department of Public Welfare and the Nova Scotia School for Boys at Shelburne. In the group study, primary data were obtained from the case records of these juvenile delinquents. Secondary data were obtained from interviews with professional persons in the community and literature in the fields of social work, psychiatry and psychology was used as background material. The subject of this thesis is delinquent boys who were under the age of twelve at the time of the opening of the case. The researcher made a detailed study of the family background, the emotional and mental status and the school experience of these fifty-seven boys. Many of the children studied were victims of broken and unstable homes resulting in emotional deprivation of the child. School achievement of a number of these children was below average. In some but not all cases this could be attributed to low intelligence. The writer concluded that there was a pressing community need for improved services for helping children with special needs, especially the emotionally disturbed and the mentally retarded.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc HV9110.H34
dc.subject.lcsh Juvenile delinquents -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.subject.lcsh Problem children -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
dc.title The juvenile delinquent under the age of twelve : a study of fifty-seven male juvenile delinquents known to the Halifax District Office of the Department of Public Welfare as of March 31, 1960
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Social Work
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Social Work Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
thesis.degree.grantor Maritime School of Social Work


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