By Barry C. Feld
Written by way of a number one pupil of teenybopper justice, this booklet examines the social and felony adjustments that experience reworked the juvenile courtroom within the final 3 a long time from a nominally rehabilitative welfare service provider right into a scaled-down felony court docket for younger offenders. It explores the advanced dating among race and formative years crime to provide an explanation for either the excellent court docket judgements to supply delinquents with procedural justice and the more moderen political impetus to "get difficult" on younger offenders. This provocative e-book can be invaluable studying for felony and juvenile justice students, sociologists, legislators, and juvenile justice group of workers.
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Once children emerged from infancy and physical dependency, around the age of seven, adults quickly integrated them into an intergenerational peer group of work, recreation, sexuality, and communality. Before the invention of the printing press and the advent of literacy, most adults could not read and received minimal formal schooling. By about the age of seven, young people had mastered language and readily could participate as equals in the oral culture without need for prolonged formal education (Postman 1994).
The "cult of true womanhood" provided an idealized version of women's roles and defined them primarily in terms of domestic functions (Berger and Berger 1984). With the separation of work from the home, "the doctrine of separate spheres" viewed men's and women's domains as separate, intrinsically different, and hostile. The chaotic "outside world"—brutal, competitive, and immoral, contrasted with the "domestic" haven—stable, moral, and secure. While men engaged in the "dirty work" of commerce and industry, women remained at home with their children, free from contamination.
ONE The Social Construction of Childhood and Adolescence The ideas of childhood and adolescence as distinct developmental I stages and the belief that young people between about seven and seventeen years of age constitute a separate category with special needs represent relatively recent historical phenomena. While infants' and young children's biological or physical dependence may demarcate them from adults, to a much greater degree, social and cultural assumptions and legal strictures determine the status of adolescents.