vii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
American popular history and culture (Routledge (Firm))
Formatted Contents Note
Protecting property, correcting children : prosecuting theft and arson Murderous minors : the treatment of assault and murder Public order and private rights : keeping children in line Legal standards, community justice : the problem of child abuse The emergent problem of the sexual abuse of children From retribution to rehabilitation : children and the criminal law in the 19th century.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-239) and index.