Another quote that struck me was in the Juvenile Delinquency Films chapter when the 1949 film Knock on Any Door was discussed. The film employs flashbacks to explore the tragic and destructive influence of the slums (Gilbert 181). It later goes on to explain that the main character whom is accused of murder was a product of "the slums" meaning he came from a bad enviroment of immigrant background. This struck me beacuse I come from immigrant background and have never found myself, even in my teenage years to be involved in criminal acts. Was the film writter trying to say that all teen criminical came from the same socioecomical background?
There is also a part in the text that stood out for me when Gilbert says "jor-riding" led to morre criminal activity amongs teens. I disagree with this completely! At this age, teens are finding who they are, what they are interested in and give socialization priority. Why is it impossible to think teens want to go out for a "joy ride" with friends to talk?