Juvenile delinquency is a product of sickness in society. It is largely an urban phenomenon and its most fertile breeding place is in the slums of the great cities. There the effects of inadequate or none-existent home life are aggravated by poverty, ignorance, filth.
From the dank darkness of tenements the only escape for city boys and girls is the street — the street which despite its filth provides the only place where they can gather, run around and race off their youthful energy. But the street also presents a danger.