Normal Bad Boys: Public Policies, Institutions, and the Politics of Client Recruitment
Rains and Teram trace the history, impact, and subversion of public policies affecting the disposition of delinquent, neglected, and emotionally disturbed anglophone youth in Montreal. They examine these policies through study of the more than eighty-year history of The Boys' Farm, now known as Shawbridge Youth Centres, and the strategies it used to control admissions in the face of changing relations with other organizations in Montreal's delinquency, child welfare, and mental health networks. The authors describe the surprisingly direct efforts to increase the supply of reformable "normal bad boys" at the turn of the century; the beginnings, around mid-century, of the "differential treatment" ideology that eventually legitimized institutional control over admissions; and the more recent child-welfare environment that emphasised professional self-regulation and organizational autonomy. The final section of the book is a contemporary case study of Montreal's anglophone youth protection network in the wake of the implementation in 1979 of the Quebec Youth Protection Act.
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Origins and Management of the 19211927
LastResort Disposition of Older
LastResort Disposition of Protection Cases
Threat of Provincial Intervention
Centralized Disposition of Clients
Decentralized Disposition of Clients
Rights of Institutionalized Youth
Normal Bad Boys
Normal Bad Boys. Public Policies, Institutions, and the Politics of Client Recruitment. Prue Rains and Eli Teram. Cloth (0773509062) 9780773509061 ...