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The sociology of criminal behavior was discussed as well as anywhere in the song "Officer Krupke" in West Side Story. One lyric stands out in my memory: "We're depraved on account o' we're deprived".
The net is incredible - here's the lyrics (hopethis comes out intact):TIGER, IMITATINGKRUPKEHey you!RIFFWho me, OfficerKrupke?TIGER, IMITATING KRUPKEYeah you, gimme one goodreason for not draggin' ya down the station house, yapunk!RIFFDear kindly Sergeant KrupkeYou gottaunderstandIt's just our bringin' upkeThat gets us out ofhandOur mothers all are junkiesOur fathers all aredrunksGolly Moses, natcherly we're punksJETSGee,Officer KrupkeWe're very upsetWe never had theloveThat every child oughta getWe ain't nodeliquentsWe're misunderstoodDeep down inside us there isgoodRIFFThere is good!JETSThere is good, there isgoodThere is untapped goodLike inside, the worst of usis goodTIGER, IMITATING KRUPKEThat's atouching good storyRIFFLemme tell it to theworld!TIGER, IMITATING KRUPKEJust tell it to thejudgeRIFFDear kindly Judge, your HonourMy parents treat meroughWith all their marijuanaThey won't give me apuffThey didn't wanna have meBut somehow I washadLeapin' lizards, that's why I'm so badSNOWBOYIMITATING JUDGERight! Officer KrupkeYou're really asquareThis boy don't need a judgeHe needs an analyst'scareIt's just his neurosisThat oughta becurbedHe's psychologically disturbedRIFFI'mdisturbedJETSWe're disturbed, we're disturbedWe're the mostdisturbedLike we're psychologically disturbedSNOWBOYIMITATING JUDGEHear ye, hear ye. In the opinion of thiscourt, this child is depraved on account he ain't had anormal home.RIFFHey, I'm depraved on accountI'm deprived!SNOWBOY IMITATING JUDGESotake him to a headshrinker. You!ACTIONWhome?RIFFMy daddy beats my mommyMy mommy clubbersmeMy grand'pa is a commieMy grand'ma pushesteaMy sisters wears a moustacheMy brother wears adressGoodness gracious, that's why I'm a messACTIONIMITATING HEADSHRINKERYes, Officer KrupkeHeshouldn't be hereThis boy don't need a couchHeneeds a usefully careerSociety's played him aterrible trickAnd sociologically he'ssickRIFFI am sick!JETSWe are sick, we aresickWe are sick sick sickLike we're sociologicallysickACTION IMITATING HEADSHRINKERIn my opinion, thischild does not need to have his head shrunk at all.Juvenile delinquency is purely a socialdisease.RIFFHey, I got a social disease!ACTION IMITATINGHEADSHRINKERSo take him to a social workerRIFFDearkindly social workerThey tell me get a jobLikebe a soda jerkerWhich means I'd be aslobIt's not I'm antisocialI'm only anti-workGloryOsky, that's why I'm a jerkA-RABEek,Officer KrupkeYou've done it againThis boy don'tneed a jobHe needs a year in the penIt ain'tjust a question of misunderstoodDeep down insidehe's no goodRIFFI'm nogoodJETSWe're no good, we're no goodWe're no earthlygoodLike the best of us is no damn goodThe troubleis he's lazyThe trouble is he drinksThetrouble is he's crazyThe trouble is he stinksThetrouble is he's growingThe trouble is he'sgrownKrupke, we've got troubles of our ownOfficerKrupkeWe're down on our kneesRIFF'Cause no onewants a fellaWith a socialdiseaseJETSDear Officer KrupkeWhat are we to do?Gee,Officer KrupkeKrup you!