We are being told frequently these days by persons J, of high authority that crime is constantly becoming a more serious problem in American life. Recently several investigators have made alarming statements to the effect that juvenile delinquency is steadily increasing in this country. Many persons are placing the blame for this unhappy condition of affairs on the Vschool; others are saying that the home is at fault; while still others are claiming that social conditions are mainly responsible for the development of the youthful criminal. Apparently all these people are in ear nest in their efforts to determine the factors whicH Klead the young into a criminal career; but most of the discussion of this subject which one reads in our day is based on a study of the matter from the outside, as it were. The sociologist discusses the question from the standpoint of the general principles of social organization and social activity. The minister treats the problems involved from the view-point of religion, while the psychologist views them from his special standpoint. Comparatively few of those who write on this theme have actually studied criminals at first hand and learned from them the story of their lives, for the purpose of ascertaining what they themselves think were the factors which turned them into evil paths.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text.