Rudolph Belarski (1951) Jailbait
"Jailbait"; William Bernard (1951)
Popular Library 392
Popular Library 743; Published 1956
THIS BOOK bares the truth about one of America’s gravest problems. Covering the field of child crime and vice, it reports on gang degeneracy schoolgirl scandal teen-age “rackets” and prostitution. It dramatically presents the shocking facts about deliquency, together with a new and penetrating theory of its origins. Significant remedies are suggested, in line with the psychological and sociological environment of today.
Here are disclosures to wake up American parents! Few realize the extent to which degradation grips a good part of the youth of this country not only in underprivileged urban areas, but also among the girls and boys of our small towns and farmlands. The author reveals frankly the traps and pitfalls which beset children and adolescents of both sexes; he shows the “escapes,” the psychological quirks, the maladjustments which, too often neglected, lead youth into trouble. He shows the seductive influence of criminal elements preying on America’s children. In short, he brings the whole question of juvenile delinquency into the open, where it belongs!