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Transforming juvenile justice : reform ideals and institutional realities, 1825-1920

Author: Steven L Schlossman
Publisher: DeKalb : Northern Illinois University Press, ©2005.
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"As juvenile justice dominates the headlines, the time has come to reexamine the history of this controversial institution. In Transforming Juvenile Justice, Steven L. Schlossman traces the evolution of the idea that young lawbreakers, or potential lawbreakers, merit special treatment. He closely examines the Milwaukee Juvenile Court and the Wisconsin State Reform School to reveal how Progressive theory - the belief  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven L Schlossman
ISBN: 0875806031 9780875806037
OCLC Number: 57319565
Notes: Originally published: Love & the American delinquent. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977. With a new introd. and bibliography addendum.
Description: xxviii, 315 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Precedent and policy : the law of American juvenile justice --
Juvenile justice in the age of Jackson --
Domesticating the house of refuge: the family reform school in Victorian America --
Love on the move : the juvenile court movement in progressive America --
The Victorian reform school : a false start --
The heyday of the family reform school? --
The juvenile court movement in microcosm : Milwaukee --
The operational meaning of noninstitutional treatment --
The heyday of the juvenile court?
Other Titles: Love & the American delinquent
Responsibility: Steven L. Schlossman.
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