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Schedule of Readings

Date       Topic

8/31 Course Introduction
   
9/7

The evolution of the state role in the care of children: from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages

The House of Corrections for Boys in the Hospice of Saint Michael in Rome, Sellin pp. 533-553;

9/14

The 18th and 19th century origins of juvenile justice in America

Juvenile Justice Reform: An Historical Perspective, Sanford Fox pp1-35; 

After the Doors were Locked, Shelden in pp. xvii-xxviii;

9/21

Preventive agencies in the 19 th and expansion of institutional and non-institutional policies. Shelden in
After the Doors were Locked, xvii-xxviii

   
9/28

The San Francisco Industrial School and the birth of juvenile justice in California.

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 1-38

 

10/5

TEST I. 

The reform school era and the creation of the California juvenile court

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 41-74;

10/12

Founding of the juvenile court and the beginning of progressive era reform

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 77-83;

10/19

Eugenics, intelligence testing and the search for the better institution

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 85-119;

10/26

Institutional malaise and retrenchment during the 1930s and the origins of the Youth Correctional Authority Act.

Macallair pg 119-157

11/2

Test II. The rise and decline of institutional care and the origins of community-based intervention.   

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 159-188

11/9

Closing the Massachusetts reform schools: laying the path to future reform

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 188-191

11/16

A system in turmoil: the California Youth Authority in the 1980s and 1990s 

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 195-219

   
11/23 Thanksgiving
11/30

The Farrell Lawsuit and the End of the California Youth Authority: Reforming Juvenile Justice

After the Doors were Locked, Macallair pp. 221-245

   
12/7 Ignoring the lessons of history and the challenges of reform. Macallair Pg. 247-260
   
12/14 Reforming Juvenile Justice. Butts and Evans, Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment: Three Strategies
for Changing Juvenile Justice
12/18-22   Final Exam (see exam schedule)

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