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    Anne Meis Knupfer(Author)

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Examining the encounters between the girls and the new arm of the state in Cook County, Illinois, Anne Meis Knupfer illuminates the origin of American notions of gender and delinquency. Combining rigorous research with passionate writing, Reform and Resistance is a good story about bad girls.

This historical study examines America's first juvenile court, associated institutions, and female delinquency in late 19th- and early 20th-century Chicago. Knupfer (Purdue Univ.), whose Toward a Tenderer Humanity and a Nobler Womanhood examined African American women's clubs and delinquent girls in Illinois, provides fascinating and original information on the definitions, causes, and cures for female delinquency. Initial chapters deal with female delinquency and reform, psychomedical models of delinquency, and the helping professions; later chapters discuss the courts and detention and reform institutions for delinquent girls. She shows how club women and women professionals took an active role in starting and running these programs. An impressive range of primary sources such as institutional records, annual reports from the court, sociological studies, case reports from psychologists and social workers, and narratives from the girls themselves is widely cited. Three of the chapters are revisions of articles. Victoria Getis's The Juvenile Court and the Progressives (Univ. of Illinois, 2000) nicely complements this book with material on Chicago organizations, politics, and reformers. A necessary purchase for research collections on criminal justice, social welfare, women's history, or Chicago. Mary Jane Brustman, Univ. at Albany Lib., NY Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. "The strengths of "Reform and Resistance include an impressive and extensive bibliography as well as detailed footnotes that bring together many relevant theoretical approaches and current debates."-Michigan Historical Review "Knupfer . . .provides fascinating and original information on the definitions, causes and cures for female delinquency [with] an impressive range of primary sources. . .A necessary purchase for research collections on criminal justice, social welfare, women's history, or Chicago."-"Library Journal, October 15, 2001 "Anne Meis Knupfer is part of a new crop of historians who insist on uneasy complexity, revealing children as actors in their own history and making us revisit the vexing present with new eyes."-Bernardine Dohrn, Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern University "Building on provocative and intimate records of the institutional experiences of young women whose lives were touched by the juvenile justice system in Chicago a century ago, "Reform and Resistance is a distinguished contribution to the scholarship on the history of social policy, criminal justice, and the professionalization of urban reform."-Michael Sedlak, author of "Selling Students Short "Anne Meis Knupfer has written a rich and meticulously researched study. . . . she recovers the drama, texture, and complexities within the story of gender and juvenile delinquency."-Karen Tice, author of "Tales of Wayward Girls and Immoral Women

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  • PDF | 300 pages
  • Anne Meis Knupfer(Author)
  • Routledge (September 2, 2001)
  • English
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  • By Taina E. Seay on March 23, 2014

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