PELICAN BOOKS A 158
FIRST PRINTING 1945
A. E. JONES is the son of a father and mother who were both elementary school teachers, he went first to the local council school where his parents believed-and he agrees with them-that the best available primary education was to be obtained. He acquired no special knowledge of juvenile delinquency there, though he does remember that one of his fellow pupils achieved some notoriety by graduating to a reformatory. At the age of ten he won a scholarship to the county secondary school; seven years later he won a university scholarship. He left King's College, London, with a first class honours degree, and after a short spell in a City office, entered the service of the law. For close on 20 years he has been a magistrates' clerk and during that time he has had special occasion to study the problems of juvenile delinquency. Opportunities to study the more normal side of childhood have been afforded by his two daughters. For some time he has made a hobby of writing articles of technical interest for legal journals. This is his first full length book.