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Youth squad : policing children in the twentieth century

Author: Tamara Myers
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Youth Squad, Tamara Myers chronicles the development of youth consciousness among North American police departments. Starting in the 1930s, urban police forces, from Montreal to New York City to Vancouver, established youth squads and crime prevention programs, dramatically changing the nature of contact between cops and kids. Gone was the beat officer who scared children and threatened youth. In his stead, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers, Tamara, 1964-
Youth squad.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1103922906
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tamara Myers
ISBN: 9780773558922 0773558926 9780773558939 0773558934
OCLC Number: 1096468634
Description: xiii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The idea of a youth squad: crime prevention for "children on the verge" in the first half of the twentieth century --
The Montreal Miracle: juvenile justice, gender, and the making of a youth squad --
Condemned by the curfew --
The sports solution: surveillance and athletic citizenship in the recreation revolution --
Traffic tragedies: police, children, and safety in the age of automobility --
Epilogue: Police and the schools.
Responsibility: Tamara Gene Myers.

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