|Title||Embodying Delinquency: Boys' Bodies, Sexuality, and Juvenile Justice History in Early-Twentieth-Century Quebec|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Journal||Journal of the History of Sexuality|
|Keywords||Boys, Children &, History, Juvenile courts, Juvenile delinquency, Juvenile justice, Montreal, Probation officers, SEX, Sexuality, Social History, Sociology, youth|
At that time, social commentators linked boys' "problem" of vagrancy and disorderliness to their abandonment by parents and families and their lack of education, justifying substantial sentences in reform institutions where they might obtain rudimentary learning and acquire industrial skills.3 A long tradition of casting delinquent boys as more "in danger" than dangerous helped to shape the ethic of juvenile justice in Montreal that prevailed at the time of the inauguration of the city's first juvenile court in 1912.