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The Criminalization of Black Children [electronic resource] : Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicagos Juvenile Justice System, 1899-1945 /

Tera Eva Agyepong.

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Author: Agyepong, Tera Eva
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
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Topics: African American juvenile delinquents - Illinois. | African Americans - Illinois - Social conditions - 20th century. | Juvenile justice, Administration of - Illinois - Chicago. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology | LAW / Criminal Law / Juvenile Offenders
Regions: Illinois. | Illinois - Chicago.
Genres: Electronic books.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781469638669 (electronic bk.)
1469638665 (electronic bk.)
9781469638676 (electronic bk.)
1469638673 (electronic bk.)

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"--
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