House of Refuge Origins of Juvenile Reform in New York State, 1815-1857

The New York House of Refuge, the first institution in America to deal with the juvenile delinquent as a special problem, opened its doors in 1825. Deeply concerned with the plight of the thousands of children who roamed the New York City streets, many of them becoming professional criminals, a volu...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pickett, Robert S.
Format: eBook
Published: Syracuse, N.Y.] Syracuse University Press 1969, [1969]
Edition:[1st ed.]
Series:A New York State study
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Manhattan, gateway to the New York world (1825-55)
  • The society for the prevention of pauperism (1825-55)
  • The quest for support (1824-26)
  • Joseph Curtis, first superintendent of the New York house of refuge (1824-26)
  • Institutions for the reformation of juvenile delinquents (1825-59)
  • "Most prolific sources of juvenile crime" (1826-56)
  • The road to Albany (1827-54)
  • The New York house of refuge system (1827-54)
  • Coming of age (1827-57)
  • Includes bibliographical references