Juvenile delinquents, thugs and hoodlums: then and now

West Side Story┬ámocked the stereotypes of delinquents, their families, the legal system, the mental health profession and social services in the song “Gee Officer Krupke”. The blame (junkie mom, drunk dad, lazy kid, etc.) and the shift of responsibility from one problem solver (police officer, judge, psychiatrist, social worker) to another when none are ableContinue reading “Juvenile delinquents, thugs and hoodlums: then and now”