The criminalization of black children: race, gender, and delinquency in Chicago's juvenile justice system, 1899-1945

"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 institu...

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Main Author: Agyepong, Tera Eva
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press [2018]
Online Access: Table of Contents
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:"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 becoming a marker of criminality, their race overrode the potential protections their status as children could have provided them"--
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
Item Description:Literaturangaben
Physical Description:xiii, 180 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9781469636443
9781469638652