David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780520245792
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932203 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the policing of urban youth. It first considers the premise that “juvenile delinquency” is not an objective social fact, but a phenomenon created through particular modes of analysis, representation, and treatment, in relation to power structures which emerged in the modern era. The chapter also explains in detail the topics that are covered by the seven following chapters.

Keywords: urban youth; policing; juvenile delinquency; power structures; modern era

Chapter.  3093 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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