The Jack-roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story

Paperback | December 15, 1966

byClifford R. ShawContribution byH. Becker

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Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent—his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an important instrument of sociological research. The book remains as relevant today to the study and treatment of juvenile delinquency and maladjustment as it was when originally published in 1930.

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Vivid, authentic, this is the autobiography of a delinquent—his experiences, influences, attitudes, and values. The Jack-Roller helped to establish the life-history or "own story" as an important instrument of sociological research. The book remains as relevant today to the study and treatment of juvenile delinquency and maladjustment ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:225 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.8 inPublished:December 15, 1966Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226751260

ISBN - 13:9780226751269

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Table of Contents

I. Value of Delinquent Boy's Own Story
II. History of Stanley's Behavior Difficulties
III. Stanley's Social and Cultural Background
Stanley's Own Story
IV. Starting Down Grade
V. The Baby Bandhouse
VI. Getting Educated
VII. The Lure of the Underworld
VIII. Mingling in High Society
IX. Out, but an Outcast
X. Hitting the Road
XI. Back to My Pals
XII. The House of "Corruption"
XIII. Summary of Case and Social Treatment
Discussion. Ernest W. Burgess
Appendix I
Appendix II
Maps
I. Places of Residence, Male Juvenile Delinquents, 1926
II. Places of Residence, Adult Male Offenders, 1920