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Shaw, Clifford R. (Clifford Robe) 1895-1957

Overview
Works: 39 works in 225 publications in 2 languages and 5,364 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Maps  Thematic maps 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV9069, 364
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Most widely held works by Clifford R Shaw
Juvenile delinquency and urban areas; a study of rates of delinquency in relation to differential characteristics of local communities in American cities by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

48 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of a work published in 1929, the book updates data on delinquency in Chicago. Findings revealed that rates of delinquents and commitments vary consistently, low rates reflect the existence of a stable institutional structure, a high incidence of deliquency indicates a breakdown of machinery through which population needs are met, high or low rates are not permanent characteristics of any ethnic or racial group, and rates correlate closely with many community economic and social characteristics. Suburbs with the highest rates tend to be the more industrialized ones which have attracted the newest immigrant or migrant populations, and areas where rates have increased most rapidly have been areas of great population change. Rates went up in certain areas newly populated by Negroes while they went down in older Negro communities; as meaningful non-school roles are not available boys have more opportunities for delinquency; and the large proportion of young offenders from a few areas should lead to further concentration on the neighborhood as an appropriate unit for social action. Philadelphia, greater Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Richmond are the five cities for which comparative information is presented. (Rj)
The jack-roller; a delinquent boy's own story by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

51 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delinquent's account of his experiences and values illuminates the nature and treatment of juvenile delinquency
The natural history of a delinquent career by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

35 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life-history record is a relatively new instrument for the study of human behavior. As such it should be used with full consciousness of its values, limitations, and possible shortcomings. No one will question the value of the life-history as a human document when written freely and frankly. It admits the reader into the inner experience of other men, men apparently widely different from himself: criminals, hobos, and other adventurers. Through the life-history he becomes acquainted with those far removed from the sheltered routine of his own existence in much the same intimate way that he knows himself or a friend. As he lives, for the time being, their careers and participates in their memories and mistakes, aspirations and failures he comes to realize the basic likeness of all human beings despite the differences, real as they are, of biological endowment and social experience. Granted that the life-history possesses this unique human value, what if any is its function as an instrument of scientific inquiry? Is the writer of the document telling the truth? Is he not influenced, consciously or unconsciously, by his conception of his audience? Does any person know sufficiently well the causes of his own behavior for his statement, sincere though it may be, to be given full credence? These and other questions must be squarely faced before any final decision may be made upon the merits of the life-history as an instrument of scientific research. No attempt will be made to give an answer here. But attention should be called to the care and discrimination used in the securing and checking of the documents in this volume and the other life-histories in preparation for this series. First of all the person is asked to write the history of his experience in his own way uninfluenced by a series of detailed guide questions. The events of the history are then checked by interviews with parents, brothers and sisters, friends, gang associates, school teachers and principals, probation officers, and social workers. Official records are secured and the accounts of delinquencies checked against written reports. Finally, it is realized that it is hazardous to venture generalizations based upon the data in a few case studies. For that reason Mr. Shaw and his associates are now engaged in the task of obtaining a considerable number of life-histories of criminal careers. The comparison and analysis of a sufficiently large collection of these documents ought to throw light upon the validity of their use in the scientific inquiry into human behavior"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Brothers in crime by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquency areas : a study of the geographic distribution of school truants, juvenile delinquents, and adult offenders in Chicago by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

19 editions published between 1929 and 1980 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on the causes of crime by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile delinquency-- a case history : from the sixth annual Iowa Conference on Child Development and Parent Education by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile delinquency-- a group tradition : from the sixth annual Iowa Conference on Child Development and Parent Education by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1933 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The juvenile delinquent by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Natural History of a Delinquent Career. [By] C.R. Shaw ... in collaboration with Maurice E. Moore by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of hygiene by Llywelyn Roberts( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers in Crime. (A study of the lives of five brothers.) [By] C.R. Shaw ... with the assistance of Henry D. McKay ... James F. McDonald, etc by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map no. VII showing places of residence of 7541 alleged male offenders placed in the Cook County jail during the year 1920, 17-75 years of age by Clifford R Shaw( )

2 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community areas of Chicago as adopted by Census Bureau, 1930, showing juvenile delinquency rates by Louis B Narowski( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jack-roller : a delinquent boy's own story. With a new introd. by Howard S. Becker by Clifford R Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquency areas : a study of the geographic distribution of school truants, juvenile delinquents, and adult offenders in Chicago by Clifford R Shaw( )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The jack-roller; a delinquent boy's own story
Alternative Names
Clifford Robe Shaw Amerikaans socioloog (1895-1957)

Clifford Robe Shaw US-amerikanischer Soziologe und Kriminologe

Clifford Shaw

Shaw, Clifford R. 1896-

Shaw, Clifford R. (Clifford Robe), 1896-

Shaw, Clifford Robe

Shaw, Clifford Robe 1896-

ショウ, クリフォード R.

Languages
English (206)

Japanese (2)

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