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Race and Juvenile Justice in U.S. History


About the Course:

Examines the rise of the juvenile justice system in U.S. history, paying attention to the origins of youth incarceration in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the establishment of asylums, orphanages, and reformatories. Attention is then paid to the twentieth century and the spread of the juvenile court movement. The course ends with a close look at recent developments, including In re Gault (1967) and racial and gender disparities.  


Upper Division Standing. 


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Miroslava Chavez-Garcia   

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