Juvenile Justice in the Making

Juvenile Justice in the Making

by David S. Tanenhaus
     
 


In his engaging narrative history of the rise and workings of America's first juvenile court, David S. Tanenhaus explores the fundamental and enduring question of how the law should treat the young. Sifting through almost 3,000 previously unexamined Chicago case files from the early twentieth century, Tanenhaus reveals how children's advocates slowly built up a… See more details below

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In his engaging narrative history of the rise and workings of America's first juvenile court, David S. Tanenhaus explores the fundamental and enduring question of how the law should treat the young. Sifting through almost 3,000 previously unexamined Chicago case files from the early twentieth century, Tanenhaus reveals how children's advocates slowly built up a separate system for juveniles, all the while fighting political and legal battles to legitimate this controversial institution. Harkening back to a more hopeful and nuanced age, Juvenile Justice in the Making provides a valuable historical framework for thinking about youth policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195306507
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Series:
Studies in Crime and Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1. Imagining a Children's Court
2. Building a Model Court
3. Preserving the Family
4. Legitimating Juvenile Justice
5. Medicalizing Delinquency
6. Organizing the Community
Conclusion
Appendix: The Cook County Juvenile Court Case Files
Notes
Bibliographic Essay
Index

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