Defective, Dependent, Delinquent Americans November 10 2014

Let's take a moment to contemplate how some terms stay in use for ages and others just disappear: Have a look at this Crime and Delinquency print. 

For starters, check out the title: 

Defective classes?! Let's bring that one back. Sorry guys, I don't hang out with people who are, you know, defective.

Some terms on here are familiar.


Juvenile delinquents? For better or for worse, that term is certainly still around.

But other terms, well...

Paupers in almshouses? We don't hear that one so much anymore.

(And as for all the "color and general ethnicity terms," well, that's another story.)

Check out the print for more intriguing data and outdated language!