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This number of twelve essays represents a massive contribution to the certainty of kid welfare and social motion within the 19th and 20th centuries. They problem many assumptions concerning the background of adolescence and baby welfare coverage and canopy quite a few subject matters together with the actual and sexual abuse of kids, pressured baby migration and function of the welfare kingdom.

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12. A. Lévesque, Making and Breaking the Rules: Women in Quebec, 1919–1939, Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, 1994, p. 54. 13. Odem, Delinquent Daughters; C. Strange, Toronto’s Girl Problem: The Perils and Pleasures of the City, 1880–1930, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1995; R. Alexander, The ‘Girl Problem’: Female Sexual Delinquency in New York, 1900–1930, Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 1995; M. Chesney-Lind, Girls, Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, Belmont, CA, Brooks/Cole Pub. , 1992; J.

Her parents did not deny it but rather claimed the violence was justified because the father was attempting to break her habit of staying out until midnight. This family felt severe corporal punishment was necessary given the danger the city presented to their 17-year-old daughter. 27 In some situations probation officers recognised habitual violence as abusive and attempted to protect the adolescent victim. For example, 15-year-old Lilian D. was brought to court because her behaviour had been ‘bad’ in the past year; according to her mother, she did not come home at night and was in the habit of frequenting moving picture houses.

In such cases, criticism of the father’s actions was framed not as a comment on patriarchal power but as the result of alcoholism, poverty or desperation. ’s mother brought her to the juvenile court for desertion in early December 1918. 50 to the weekly family income. Anne’s parents did not get along, especially when her father drank: earlier that autumn he had locked his wife out of the family home. During his wife’s absence, the father raped Anne. Anne seemed to lack the paralysing shame that often accompanied incest and prevented girls from escaping abusive situations: Anne had her father arrested.

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