In the web of class : delinquents and reformers in Boston, 1810s-1930s / Eric C. Schneider.

The creation of the juvenile court during the Progressive Era unified the juvenile justice system under the auspices of the state. But this achievement has been vastly overrated. Delinquents and their families participated actively in reform from the founding of the first reformatories through the e...

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Main Author: Schneider, Eric C., 1951-2017.
Format: Book
Published: New York : New York University Press, 1992.
Series:American social experience series ; 22.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Web of Class
  • pt. 1. The Creation of Private and Public Charity. 1. Moral Entrepreneurs and the Invention of the Reformable Child. 2. Public Welfare and the Public Reformatory
  • pt. 2. Domestic Reform. 3. Private Alternatives to the Asylum. 4. Domestic Reform and the Delinquent Girl. 5. Domestic Reform and the State Reform School for Boys
  • pt. 3. The Organization of Welfare. 6. Catholic Welfare: Between Separatism and Accommodation. 7. The Charity Network
  • pt. 4. Expertise and Scientific Reform. 8. The Juvenile Court: Triumph of Progressivism. 9. Child Guidance and the Court
  • Conclusion: The Failure of Cultural Reform.