Deprivation and Delinquency

By D. W. Winnicott

Edited by Clare Winnicott, Ray Shepherd, Madeleine Davis

Foreword by Jan Abram

© 2012 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

"Winnicott was a healer with the qualities of a parent, a magician, a teacher, a poet and a friend. The editors of this book have done a great service in collecting and arranging papers dating from the experiences of the evacuation in the Second World War up to some of Winnicott’s continued explorations of his own philosophy" - The British Medical Journal

D. W. Winnicott was one of the giants of child psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He argued eloquently for an increased sensitivity to children, their development and their needs. Deprivation and Delinquency is an invaluable collection of his work on the theme of the relationship between antisocial behaviour, or more chronically delinquency, and childhood experiences of deprivation. Winnicott examines children under stress, the nature and origin of antisocial tendency and the practical management of difficult children – issues which have once again exploded onto the social agenda.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Editors' Preface. Winnicott, Introduction. Part I: Children Under Stress: Wartime Experience. Editors' Introduction. Evacuation of Small Children. Review of the Cambridge Evacuation Survey (1941). Children in the War (1940). The Deprived Mother (1939). The Evacuated Child (1945). The Return of the Evacuated Child (1945). Home Again (1945). Residential Management as Treatment for Difficult Children (1947). Children's Hostels in War and Peace (1948). Part II: The Nature and Origins of the Antisocial Tendency. Editors' Introduction. Aggression and its Roots. The Development of the Capacity for Concern (1963). The Absence of a Sense of Guilt (1966). Some Psychological Aspects of Juvenile Delinquency (1946). The Antisocial Tendency (1956). The Psychology of Separation (1958). Aggression, Guilt and Reparation (1960). Struggling Through the Doldrums (1963). Youth Will Not Sleep (1964). Part III: The Social Provision. Editors' Introduction. Correspondence with a Magistrate (1944). The Foundation of Mental Health (1951). The Deprived Child and How He Can Be Compensated for Loss of Family Life (1950). Group Influences and the Maladjusted Child: The School Aspect (1955). The Persecution that Wasn't (1967). Comments on the Report of the Committee on Punishment in Prisons and Borstals (1961). Do Progressive Schools Give Too Much Freedom to the Child? Residential Care as Therapy (1970). Part IV: Individual Therapy. Editors' Introduction. Varieties of Psychotherapy. The Psychotherapy of Character Disorders (1963). Dissociation Revealed in Therapeutic Consultation (1965). Sources of the Papers in this Volume.

About the Author/Editors

D. W. Winnicott (1896–1971). One of the foremost child analysts of the last century, best known for his pioneering work in the field of object relations theory, known to every parent as the ‘security blanket’. He worked at Paddington Green Children’s Hospital in London as a paediatrician and child psychoanalyst for forty years. His works Playing and Reality and The Family and Individual Development are also available as Routledge Classics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY002000
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adolescent
PSY006000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Child & Adolescent
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work