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The Juvenile Court Concept in Missouri: Its Historical Development—The Need for New Legislation

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Washington University Law Quarterly


The present method of treatment of neglected and delinquent children by the juvenile court in Missouri is a dual heritage from their treatment under the criminal law and in the courts of equity as it has evolved during the last century and a third. This mixed ancestry may underlie some of the problems that have arisen to impede the proper development of the juvenile court.