The criminalization of black children : race, gender, and delinquency in Chicago's juvenile justice system, 1899-1945 (Book, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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The criminalization of black children : race, gender, and delinquency in Chicago's juvenile justice system, 1899-1945

Author: Tera Eva Agyepong
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tera Eva Agyepong
ISBN: 9781469638652 1469638657 9781469636443 1469636441
OCLC Number: 999400961
Description: xiii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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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