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Defining Deviance

Sex, Science, and Delinquent Girls, 1890-1960

Defining Deviance( )
Author: Rembis, Michael A.
ISBN:978-0-252-07927-6
Publication Date:Feb 2013
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $79.00
Book Description:

Defining Deviance analyzes how reformers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries perceived delinquent girls and their often troubled lives. Drawing on exclusive access to thousands of case files and other documents at the State Training School in Geneva, Illinois, Michael A. Rembis uses Illinois as a case study to show how implementation of involuntary commitment laws in the United States reflected eugenic thinking about juvenile delinquency. Much more than an...
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Book Details
Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Criminology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.57 x 23.495 x 2.032 cm



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