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The Limitations Conference Child Delinquency Discussed
(Continued from page 1) not be the power to suffer most as H ere By Cininnati Judge
the friends of China would be well she has resources and equipment
advised to receive what the Con- ready to build twice as many ships as (By Milliard H. Pryor) psychological profesisons. The courts
ference is giving in the spirit it Japan and to elevate herself in a short Some startling statements concern- have been surprisingly deficent in hav-
is given. People, who talk loosely time to the greatest naval power the ing child delinquency were made by ing qaufied experts for this work and
about the Conference and criti- world has ever seen. The realization Judge Charles W. Hoffman in a le- equipment to work with. This has
cise its attitude toward China, are of this fact ought to have a great ture here recently. And Judge Hoff- greatly retarded work with the ment-
either ignorant or do not have bearing on the attitude of the other man spoke with authority. He is rat- ally deficent children."
China's interests at heart." powers." ed as one of the leading men in the "A great deal of the preventative
This from an American delegate "The most hopeful thing about the juvenile court field. In addition he work in connection with the juvenile
and upheld by the other powers gives Conference," said Professor Crane, "is is judge of the Cincinnati Court of courts will eventually be taken over
us a good idea of the effort that the that Japan is changing her point of Domestic Relations with which he has by the schools in the opinion of Judge
Conference is making to settle diffi- view. In former years Japan has en- been since its inception as one of the Hoffman. He showed how the vari-
culties, and yet it shows also why deavored to copy western ideas and first courts of its type in this country. oss social service organizations are
some questions may never be solved. institutions, and as a consequence she "Delinquency is a disease that is already doing a great worc in co-
The question is a great one and yet had taken Germany as her model in destroying more children than some operating with the childrens' court.
it is only one of the many others that the political field. But the Japanese of the most malignant diseases known "The day is coming," he said, "when
must be solved before the agreements attitude has changed-now she sees to physicians," he declared. "Chil- the stones of the industrial school
on disarmament so far attempted will things in a different light. She is be- dren who come under the jurisdiction will crumble from disuse, and science
come to mean anything. ginning to understand our political of the juvenile courts can be divided and medicine will unite in saying of
Mr. H. G. Wells, a man well quali- ideals. She is realizing now that she into two classes-the normal and the the children 'they. shall not perish!'"
fied to know the situation and at pres- should have taken a conciliatory atti- mentally deficent." In tracing the history of child leg-
ent a special correspondent at Wash- tude toward China instead of the op- Conditions at home are in practical- islation down to the present, Judge
ington, in a statement recently said pressive one she did. Japan is deep- ly every case responsible for the de- sHoffman showed that laws for deal-
that as yet, in his estimation, "the ly involved in the Philippine question linquency of the normal youths, ac- ing with child offenders existed in the
Conference has not touched more with the United States, and in fact a cording to Judge Hoffman, who said early days of England although the
than the outer threads of the writhing more recent development at the Con- the method for preventing these con- were seldom enforced. He illustrated
international tangle that has to be ference is the possibility of a tripar- ditions was through improvement of the recent inhuman treatment of ju-
dealt with." tite agreement between the United the home. Great steps are being taken venile offenders by stating the case
Whether or not the tangle will ever States, Great Britain, and Japan pro- toward this end in the larger cities, of a boy 12 years who for a crime
be straightened out is not a question viding not only for limitation of arma- he said. committed at the age of 11 was hung
to be answered by anyone, but opinions ments but for limitation of territorial "In treating the cases of the mental- in the state of New Jersey as recently
as to what will be the action taken expansion in the Pacific. Such a plan ly deficent, juvenile courts have been as 1828. Child legislation in the
should the purpose of the Conference will settle a number of questions and greatly handicapped," Judge Hoffman United States is comparatively re-
fail are easily voiced. at least be one more step toward stated. "A surprisingly large per- cent, according to Judge Hoffman,
Quoting Professor Crane of the po peace." lem to the medical, psychiotric, and who said that first steps were taken.
litical science department again, "If Professor Crane in summing up his
no decisions can be given regarding ideas on the Conference said that he
the Far East question and subse- is more than hopeful of the results
quently no agreements reached on dis- that will in the end be accomplished. I I
armament policies, the Conference "Although the delegates hope to be
will be a failure. The powers will go home again by Christmas, the dura- V
home and do all they can to increase tion of the Conference will depend en-
their armaments in anticipation of tirely upon the number and signifi-
war. If that is the case, America will (Continued on page 7)
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