As an appellate judge for twenty-five years, the author has been confronted daily with cases involving what we call "behavior problems." As a judge, he can tell you it is a distressing task to sift daily through the records detailing the wreckage of human lives. He does not speak only of criminal cases. He also refers to child abuse and neglect cases, welfare eligibility cases, civil commitment cases, and many others.
David L. Bazelon,
Whose Needy Children?,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol8/iss2/2