Reform and Resistance : Gender, Delinquency, and America's First Juvenile Court

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Reform and Resistance : Gender, Delinquency, and America's First Juvenile Court

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 290 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415925976
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Examining the encounters between the girls and the new arm of the state in Cook County, Illinois, Anne Meis Knupfer illuminates the origin of American notions of gender and delinquency. Combining rigorous research with passionate writing, Reform and Resistance is a good story about bad girls.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction 1 (12)
Part One: The Professionalization of Delinquency
Female Delinquency 13 (22)
Social Reform and Sociology
Psychomedical Models of Delinquency 35 (12)
The ``Helping'' Professions 47 (20)
Female Probation and Police Officers and
African-American Social Workers
Part Two: Delinquent Girls In and Out of the
Juvenile Court
Work and Leisure in Delinquent Girls' Lives 67 (12)
The Cook County Juvenile Court and Delinquent 79 (20)
Girls
The Chicago Detention Home and Juvenile 99 (22)
Psychopathic Institute
Part Three: Reform Institutions for Delinquent
Girls
The Chicago Home for Girls 121(18)
The State Industrial School for Delinquent 139(20)
Girls in Geneva, Illinois
The House of the Good Shepherd 159(18)
Conclusion 177(4)
Appendix One: Notes on Primary Sources 181