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Juvenile Justice in the Making
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Juvenile Justice in the Making

David S. Tanenhaus


This book explores the fundamental and enduring question of how the law should treat the young. Sifting through almost 3,000 Chicago case files from the early 20th century, this book reveals how children's advocates slowly built up a separate system for juveniles, all the while fighting political and legal battles to legitimate this controversial institution. Harkening back to a more hopeful and nuanced age, this book provides a historical framework for thinking about youth policy.

Keywords: law, Chicago, children, juveniles, youth policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Tanenhaus, author
University of Nevada, Las Vegas