Conscience and Convenience: The Asylum and Its Alternatives in Progressive America

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  • ISBN-13: 9780673393500
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1980
  • Pages: 464

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
I The Nineteenth-Century Legacy
1 Coping with Evil 17
II The World of Criminal Justice
2 Individual Justice: The Progressive Design 43
3 Watching Over the Offender: The Practice of Probation 82
4 Up Against the Prison Wall 117
5 A Game of Chance: The Condition of Parole 159
III The World of Juvenile Justice
6 The Invention of the Juvenile Court 205
7 The Cult of Judicial Personality 236
8 When Is a School Not a School? 236
IV The World of Mental Health
9 Civic Medicine 293
10 The Enduring Asylum 324
V Dreams Die Hard
11 The Diary of an Institution 379
Epilogue: The Crime of Punishment 425
Notes 439
Index 469
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