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Revival: Young Offenders (1938)

Yesterday and Today, 1st Edition

By Geraldine S. Cadbury


174 pages

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This unusual book tells vividly the story of children who have broken the law and their treatment from the time of King Athelstan to present day.

With few exceptions, they suffered for centuries the same harsh treatment as older men and women, and it was only gradually that the terrible conditions in the prisons in this and other countries improved

The early experiments in wiser treatment are graphically described and the efficacy of modern reformative measures is clearly demonstrated

Legislation affecting young offenders is explained and the book should prove most valuable to all those who have responsibility for dealing with difficult children

Table of Contents


I. Athelstan and Early Treatment

II. Children in Newgate and Other Prisons

III. Transportation

IV. New Experiments

V. Mary Carpenter and other Pioneers

VI. Juvenile Courts in America

VII. Probation of Offenders act, 1907, Children Act, 1908, Early Juvenile Courts in England

VIII. Industrial Schools and Reformatories

IX. A Belgian Observation Home X. Children and Young Persons Act, 1933

XI. The Juvenile Court To-Day

XII. Causes of Juvenile Delinquency and Future Methods of Treatment. Appendix Chronology Index

About the Author

Dame Geraldine Southall Cadbury, DBE (29 June 1864 – 30 January 1941)[1] was a British Quaker, author, social and penal reformer. She was the wife of Barrow Cadbury, with whom she had three children, Dorothy Adlington, (1892-1987), Paul Strangman (1895-1984), and Geraldine Mary, (1900-1999).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Criminal Law / Juvenile Offenders
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology