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The Criminalization of Black Children : Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicagos Juvenile Justice System, 1899-1945

Author: Tera Eva Agyepong
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, Tera Agyepong explores the vital role children played in the construction of ideas of criminality in early twentieth century Chicago. For African American children, youthfulness--far from being a marker of purity or innocence--was a factor in subjecting them to particular institutional, social, and economic vulnerabilities at the hands of the juvenile justice system. At a moment when blackness was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Agyepong, Tera Eva.
Criminalization of Black Children.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017033417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tera Eva Agyepong
ISBN: 9781469638669 1469638665 9781469638676 1469638673
OCLC Number: 1028937546
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Contingent childhood: black children and the making of juvenile justice --
Race-ing innocence: the emergence of juvenile justice and the making of black delinquency --
Boundaries of innocence: race, the emergence of Cook County juvenile court, and punitive transitions --
Constructing a black female delinquent: race, gender, and the criminalization of African American girls at the Illinois Training School for Girls at Geneva --
Flight, fright, and freedom: delinquency and the construction of black masculinity at the Training School for Boys at St. Charles.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Tera Eva Agyepong.

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In documenting how blackness became a marker of criminality that overrode the potential protections the status of "child" could have bestowed, Tera Eva Agyepong shows the entanglements between race  Read more...

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