Turning Bad Girls Into Ladies: Female Juvenile Delinquency in Texas in the Twentieth Century
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This thesis examines the social contructs of gender and race in Texas' Juvenile Justice system after World War II. The Texas Youth Commission attempted to transform wayward girls by enforcing rules, regulations, and cirricula that reinforced socially precsribed gender roles. However, these rules, regulations, cirricula, and expectations depended on the girl's race. This thesis also places post-war Texas juvenile delinquency into a larger Cold War context.