Glueck, Eleanor Touroff

Glueck, Eleanor Touroff

(1898–1972) social worker, juvenile delinquency reformer; born in New York City. A champion of youthful offenders, she worked as a research assistant in criminology for Harvard Law School (1953–64). She was co-director of a longterm study on the causes, treatment, and prevention of juvenile delinquency (1929–64), served on the delinquency committee at a White House Conference on Children and Youth (1960), and wrote many articles in conjunction with her husband, Sheldon Glueck.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.