States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of by Miroslava Chavez-Garcia

By Miroslava Chavez-Garcia

This designated research of the increase of the juvenile justice approach from the 19th to 20th centuries makes use of one of many most harsh states—California—as a case learn for studying racism within the therapy of incarcerated teenagers of colour. utilizing wealthy new untapped information, States of Delinquency is the 1st ebook to discover the stories of younger Mexican american citizens, African american citizens, and ethnic Euro-Americans in California correctional amenities together with Whittier country institution for Boys and the Preston university of undefined. Miroslava Chávez-García examines the ideologies and practices utilized by kingdom associations as they started to exchange households and groups in punishing early life, and explores the appliance of technology and pseudo-scientific learn within the disproportionate class of youths of colour as degenerate. She additionally indicates how those girls and boys, and their households, resisted more and more harsh remedy and diverse forms of abuse, together with sterilization.

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