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Gender, the Legal Regulation of Race, and the Making of Modern Criminal Justice

Author: Tera Agyepong

The study, which focuses on the twentieth-century emergence of women’s courts and carceral institutions for girls, will elucidate the ways in which gender has shaped racialized processes of criminalization in Illinois and New York.  By exploring the advent of these institutions alongside the ideals that guided their institutional practices, this project will shed light on the kinds of local-level processes that undergird the modern criminal justice system.

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