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Vedder, Clyde B. (Clyde Bennett), 1903-||Burchard, Waldo W.||Martin, James G. (James Gilbert), 1926-1999

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M.A. (Master of Arts)

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Department of Social Sciences


Illinois State Training School for Boys (Saint Charles; Ill.); Chaplains


Juvenile delinquency is a source of concern to a great many Americans. Among the many reasons for the emergence of this common concern are two reasons the writer deems significant. They are: (1) that juvenile delinquency is on the increase in America, both relatively and absolutely, according to current Uniform Crime Reports. and (2) that juvenile delinquency is covered in the press-- more often and in a more "sensational" manner—than at any earlier time in America's history. The Illinois State Training School For Boys has a great responsibility in providing treatment for delinquent youngsters and a greater responsibility in keeping them in custody. At the State Training School rehabilitation is attempted by the various members who comprise the institutional staff. The Protestant chaplain, as a member of the institutional staff, has his role in attempting to rehabilitate delinquent boys. The writer has endeavored, in dealing with the desired personal qualifications of the chaplain described in chapter five, and the duties of the chaplain described in chapter six, to present many of the views of the Protestant chaplain of the Illinois State Training School For Boys* Consequently, the views and opinions presented in those chapters are not necessarily the views and opinions of the writer.


Includes bibliographical references.


v, 44 pages




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