ERIC Number: EJ280097
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
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Social Structure, Institutions, and the Legal Status of Children in the United States.
Sutton, John R.
American Journal of Sociology, v88 n5 p915-47 Mar 1983
State juvenile codes and census records in the United States in the 19th century are analyzed. The establishment of reformatories was a necessary precondition for changes in the legal status of children. Groups demanded a specialized legal arena for children which stressed prevention and rehabilitation. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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