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States of delinquency : race and science in the making of California's juvenile justice system

Author: Miroslava Chávez-García
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: American crossroads.
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This unique analysis of the rise of the juvenile justice system from the nineteenth to twentieth centuries uses one of the harshest states--California--as a case study for examining racism in the treatment of incarcerated young people of color. Using rich new untapped archives, States of Delinquency is the first book to explore the experiences of young Mexican Americans, African Americans, and ethnic Euro-Americans  Read more...
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Chávez-García, Miroslava, 1968-
States of delinquency.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033524
(OCoLC)747331902
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miroslava Chávez-García
ISBN: 9780520951556 0520951557
OCLC Number: 775302612
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 290 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Building Juvenile Justice Institutions in California; 2. Fred C. Nelles: Innovative Reformer, Conservative Eugenicist; 3. Mildred S. Covert: Eugenics Fieldworker, Racial Pathologist; 4. Cristobal, Fred, Tony, and Albert M.: Specimens in Scientific Research and Race Betterment; 5. Otto H. Close: Promising Leader, Complacent Bureaucrat; 6. The Legacy of Benny Moreno and Edward Leiva: "Defective Delinquents" or Tragic Heroes?; Epilogue: Recovering Youths' Voices; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: American crossroads.
Responsibility: Miroslava Chavez-Garcia.

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Explores the experiences of young Mexican Americans, African Americans, and ethnic Euro-Americans in California correctional facilities including Whittier State School for Boys and the Preston School  Read more...

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