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The Legacy of Benny Moreno and Edward Leiva: “Defective Delinquents” or Tragic Heroes?

Miroslava Chávez-García

in States of Delinquency: Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271715
eISBN:
9780520951556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271715.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter uses the lives and deaths of Benny Moreno and Edward Leiva, Mexican American boys who committed suicide in the isolation unit of the Lost Privilege Cottage in 1939 and 1940, ... More


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