Juvenile Justice in the Making
In his engaging narrative history of the rise and workings of America's first juvenile court, David S. Tanenhaus explores the fundamental and enduring question of how the law should treat the young. Sifting through almost 3,000 previously unexamined Chicago case files from the early twentieth century, Tanenhaus 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, Juvenile Justice in the Making provides a valuable historical framework for thinking about youth policy.
Oxford Univ. Press
New York, NY
juvenile justice, juvenile court, children’s advocates, juveniles, legal, history, historical framework, youth policy
Courts | Juveniles | Legal History, Theory and Process | Other Law | Politics
Tanenhaus, David S., "Juvenile Justice in the Making" (2004). Books. Book 54.