The Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago's Juvenile Justice System, 1899-1945.

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Agyepong, Tera Eva. The Criminalization of Black Children: Race, Gender, and Delinquency in Chicago's Juvenile Justice System, 1899-1945. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2018, pp.196, ISBN: 9781469636443.

Amid an influx of new African American arrivals to the city of Chicago during the Great Migration, notions of inherent childhood innocence and juvenile justice were circumscribed by race. In documenting how being Black became a marker of criminality that overrode the potential protections the status of "child" could have bestowed, the author shows the entanglements...

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