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NCJ Number: 148989 Find in a Library
Title: Policing Juveniles: Delinquency in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Manchester (From Criminal Justice History: An International Annual, Volume 14, 1993, P 43-56, 1994, Louis A. Knafla, ed. -- See NCJ-148987)
Author(s): B Weinberger
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
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United States of America
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This author explores the policing of juvenile delinquents in Manchester, England, in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries as a case study with which to examine the relationship between juveniles and the middle-class reformist movement.
Abstract: Middle-class evangelicals, philanthropists, educators, and progressive liberals in the late 19th Century wished to reestablish closer relations and gain working-class acceptance for a new, bourgeois-led moral order. In the remaking of social relations between the classes that occurred during this period, concern about the desired behavior of juveniles played a crucial role. According to this analysis, reformers used the debate centered around the 1870 Education Act, the relationship between school and paid employment, and the regulation of leisure to inaugurate policies to encourage the dynamics of dependency and control among juveniles that they wished to instill in the working classes. 1 figure and 39 notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Criminology; England; Foreign juvenile justice systems; History of juvenile justice
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