[Item #58580] The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, CRIME, UNDERWORLD.

The Jack-Roller: A Delinquent Boy's Own Story

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1930. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; xiv, 205pp; 2 folding maps. Fine copy of the book; in the original dustwrapper, which has been heavily repaired on front and rear panels, covering a ca. 1" x 2" loss and repairing a ca. 4" tear into the bottom margin; Good only.

An appealing copy of this seminal study of juvenile delinquency in Chicago. Mostly written in the "first person" based on Shaw's interviews with "Stanley," his subject, beginning with his destitute childhood and proceeding through homelessness, pick-pocketing, car-theft, various correctional facilities, etc. Includes a folding map, "Home Addresses of 9245 Alleged Juvenile Delinquents Dealt With by the Juvenile Police Probation Officers During the Year 1926 - Ten to Seventeen Years of Age." An uncommon book in any condition; despite flaws to the jacket, this remains a quite presentable copy.

Price: $250.00

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