Addams discusses the need to educate and partner with the police in order to prevent juvenile delinquency. Her comments were made at the inaugural meeting of the National Juvenile Protection Association held at Hull-House.
Arguing that white slavery requires an organized movement to defeat it, Addams provides examples from cases in Chicago. This is the first in a five-part series, which would ultimately be published asA New Conscience and an Ancient Evilin 1912.
Addams gave this lecture at least two times; once at the February 2 meeting of the New York City Women's Political Union, and again on February 14 at the Boston School Voters' League. In the lecture, she discusses the philosophical relationship…
The author sympathizes with the McNamara brothers, who bombed the Los Angeles Times building in California in October 1910, because they were insane but criticizes the Chicago newspapers for responding with bigotry against the Irish community.