He chose too narrow a cultural sample.
He assumed that their separation from their mothers was the cause of their delinquency.
He used too many juveniles that he knew personally.
Bursts of creativity
A strange sense of humour
Quiet time for reflection
An adequate and varied diet
Toys and play facilities
Care was dominated by hygiene and not psychological need.
The buildings were sprawling and hard to navigate.
They were often merged with other establishments in order to pool resources.
Children attending them were often hospitalised for long periods of time without any contact with their families.
They were severely understaffed.