Between great expectations and hard times : the first decade of the Geneva Children's Penal Court, 1914–1925

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serval:BIB_6DBC01C993B2
Type
Partie de livre
Sous-type
Chapitre: chapitre ou section
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Between great expectations and hard times : the first decade of the Geneva Children's Penal Court, 1914–1925
Titre du livre
Youth and justice in Western States, 1815-1950
Auteur(s)
Droux Joëlle, Kaba Mariama
Editeur
Palgrave Macmillan
Lieu d'édition
Cham
ISBN
9783319662442
9783319662459
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2018
Editeur scientifique
Trépanier Jean, Rousseaux Xavier
Pages
163-195
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This chapter looks at the Geneva (Switzerland) juvenile court in its first decade (1914–1925). The 1913 Act that established this court arose from ambiguous, apparently contradictory, ambitions: removing minors from the ambit of the criminal law, re-educating them, and repressing delinquency. The practice of the court shows—among other things—that the concern for re-education and other pragmatic factors were present in daily decisions. The introduction of ‘persistent misconduct’ as a basis for intervention that aimed to prevent future delinquency led to the imposition of important measures that can be viewed both from a welfare and from a repressive standpoint. The proactive role of some parents suggests that families were not mere subjects of repression but could take an active part in procedures.
Mots-clé
Social history, Juvenile justice, Juvenile delinquency, Court history, Children, Switzerland, Geneva, 20th century
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23/02/2018 20:56
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20/08/2019 14:27
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