An Experimental Study of Psychopathic Delinquent Women

An Experimental Study of Psychopathic Delinquent Women

An Experimental Study of Psychopathic Delinquent Women

An Experimental Study of Psychopathic Delinquent Women

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Since the question of the management and treatment of the psychopathic delinquent woman has been of late the subject of much discussion, and since no hospital exists at the present time to which one may refer for information regarding the intricacies and complications of experimental treatment, it has seemed advisable to outline the problem as found at the New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford Hills and to describe the cases that were treated at the Psychopathic Hospital connected with the Laboratory of Social Hygiene, the facilities with which we worked, the resources available, the various methods used and the conclusions to which the experiences of our staff led.

During the period that has elapsed since the hospital was closed, considerable time has been spent in the study of conditions which were found. Summaries of the various resulting publications have been included in this report.

The hospital was built as a result of a need which became manifest during the years which followed the opening of the reformatory, for the special study and treatment of the unstable cases that were constantly interfering with the progress of the more stable types. Not only is the antisocial psychopathic woman one of the greatest problems of reformatory life, but she presents . . .

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