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Schedule of Readings

2/1 Course Overview and Introduction

2/8 The Evolution of the Juvenile Justice and institutional care: from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages

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

2/15 The 18th and 19th Century Origins of Juvenile Justice in America

Sanford Fox, Juvenile Justice Reform: An Historical Perspective pp.135

2/22 The Expansion of Institutional and Non-institutional Interventions in the 19th century America

Sanford Fox, Juvenile Justice Reform: An Historical Perspective

3/1 The Origins and Development of Juvenile Justice in California: following the National path

Daniel Macallair, The San Francisco Industrial School and the Origins of JJ in California pp. 1-60

3/8 TEST I African American youth and the origins of discriminatory policy

Cecile Frey, The House of Refuge for Colored Children pp. 10-25.

3/15 The Reform School Era And The Creation Of The California Juvenile Court

Diane Nunn & Christine Cleary, From the Mexican California Frontier to Arnold-Kennick pp. 850–896

3/22 The Birth Of The California Youth Authority And The Revitalization Of Institutional Care

Milhailoff, Protecting Our Children: A History of the California Youth Authority. pp. 1- 126

3/29 Spring Break

4/5 The Decline Of Institutional Care And The Origins Of Community-Based Intervention

Milhailoff, Protecting Our Children: A History of the California Youth Authority. pp. 200- 319

4/12 Closing The Massachusetts Reform Schools: Laying The Path To Future Reform

Behn, Closing the Massachusetts Public Training Schools. p. 151-171;
Miller Chap. 12 

4/19 TEST II A System in Turmoil: the California Youth Authority in the 1980s and 1990s

Lerner, Bodily Harm: the Pattern of Fear and Violence at the California Youth Authority. pp. 9-70

4/26 Not Harsh Enough: Prosecuting Juveniles as Adults

Mulvey and Schubert, Transfer of Juveniles to Adult Court: Effects of a Broad Policy in One Court

5/3 The Farrell Lawsuit And The End Of The California Youth Authority: Reforming Juvenile Justice

Little Hoover Commission, Juvenile Justice Reform: Realigning Responsibilities. pp. 1-56;
Macallair, Males, & McCracken, Closing California’s Division of Juvenile Facilities: An Analysis County Institutional Capacity

5/10 Juvenile Justice Reform In The 21st Century

Butts and Evans, Resolution, Reinvestment, and Realignment: Three Strategies for Changing Juvenile Justice;
Miller, Chapter 18 & 19.

5/17 Final Exam

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