Children and the Criminal Law in Connecticut, 1635-1855

Children and the Criminal Law in Connecticut, 1635-1855 : Changing Perceptions of Childhood

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14.48mm | 385.55g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138873780
  • 9781138873780

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'Overall, the work succeeds as a useful description of the treatment of the young over a long period of time.' - The Journal of American History 'This richly researched study of cases involving minors, largely from the New London County superior and county courts between 1639 and 1855, significantly contributes to our understanding of young people's shifting legal status.' - The American Journal of Legal Historyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Protecting Property, Correcting Children: Prosecuting Theft and Arson 2. Crimes Against Persons: From Assault to Murder 3. Public Order and Private Rights: Keeping Children in Line 4. Legal Standards, Community Justice: The Problem of Child Abuse 5. The Emergent Problem of the Sexual Abuse of Children 6. From Retribution to Rehabilitation: Children and the Criminal Law in the 19th Century Bibliographyshow more