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By the 1840s, the sever­ity of chil­dren’s court sen­tenc­ing (for ex­am­ple, de­por­ta­tion for steal­ing a comb) was un­der in­creas­ing at­tack. Cam­paign­ers such as Mary Car­pen­ter sup­ported the use of re­for­ma­tory in­sti­tu­tions where way­ward chil­dren could in­stead un­dergo a regime of dis­ci­pline, education and train­ing. The 1854

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