David Tanenhaus

James E. Rogers Professor of History and Law
Phone: 702 895-3549
Education:
B.A. honors, Grinnell College, 1990
M.A., University of Chicago, 1991
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1997

Publications

Books

David S. Tanenhaus, The Constitutional Rights of Children: In re Gault and Juvenile Justice (Univ. Press of Kansas, 2011).

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David S. Tanenhaus ed. in chief, Felice Batlan et al. assoc. eds., Macmillan Reference USA 2008).

David S. Tanenhaus, Juvenile Justice in the Making (Oxford Univ. Press 2004).

A Century of Juvenile Justice (Margaret K. Rosenheim et al. eds., Univ. of Chi. Press 2002).

 

Book Contributions

David S. Tanenhaus, The Elusive Juvenile Court: Its Origins, Practices, and Re-Inventions, in The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice (Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop eds., Oxford University Press 2011).

David S. Tanenhaus, Degrees Of Discretion: The First Juvenile Court and the Problem of Difference in the Early Twentieth Century, in Our Children, Their Children: Confronting Race And Ethnic Differences in American Juvenile Justice 105 (Darnell F. Hawkins & Kimberly Kempf-Leonard eds., 2005).

David S. Tanenhaus, The Evolution of Juvenile Courts in the Early Twentieth Century: Beyond the Myth of Immaculate Construction, in A Century of Juvenile Justice 42 (Margaret K. Rosenheim et al. eds., 2002).

David S. Tanenhaus, The Evolution of Transfer Out of the Juvenile Court, in The Changing Borders Of Juvenile Justice: Transfer Of Adolescents To The Criminal Court 13 (Jeffrey Fagan & Franklin E. Zimring eds., 2000).

David S. Tanenhaus, Rotten to the Core: The Juvenile Court and the Problem of Legitimacy in the Progressive Era, in A Noble Social Experiment? The First 100 Years of the Cook County Juvenile Court, 1899-1999 24 (The Chi. Bar Ass’n 1999).

 

Articles

David S. Tanenhaus & William Bush, Toward a History of Children as Witnesses, 82 Ind. L.J. 1059 (2007).

David S. Tanenhaus, The Original Intent of the Fourteenth Amendment: A Conversation with Eric Foner, 6 Nev. L.J. 425 (2005-2006).

David S. Tanenhaus, Between Dependency and Liberty: The Conundrum of Children’s Rights in the Gilded Age, 23 Law & Hist. Rev. 351 (2005).

David S. Tanenhaus, Before the Doors Closed: A Historical Perspective on Public Access, 4 Conn. Pub. Int. L.J. 1 (2004).

David S. Tanenhaus & Steven A. Drizin, "Owing to the Extreme Youth of the Accused": The Changing Legal Response to Juvenile Homicide, 92 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 641 (2002).

David S. Tanenhaus, Growing Up Dependent: Family Preservation in Early Twentieth-Century Chicago, 19 L. & Hist. Rev. 547 (2001).

David S. Tanenhaus, Justice for the Child: The Beginning of the Juvenile Court in Chicago, 27 Chi. Hist. 4 (1999).

 

Commentaries, Essays, and Reviews

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, Nevada Historical Society Quarterly (2011) (reviewing Heather Cox Richardson, West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War (2007); Jeffrey S. Adler, First in Violence, Deepest in Dirt: Homicide in Chicago, 1875-1920 (2006)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 59 J. Legal Educ. 476 (2010) (reviewing Matthew W. Finkin and Robert C. Post, For the Common Good: Principles of American Academic Freedom (2009)).

Davis S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, Transforming a Field: The Critical Tradition in American Legal History, 38 Rev. Am. Hist. 247 (2010) (reviewing 1 Transformation in American Legal History: Essays in Honor of Professor Morton J. Horwitz (Daniel W. Hamilton & Alfred L. Brophy eds., 2009)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 114 Am. Hist. Rev. 1061 (2009) (reviewing Tamara Myers, Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869-1945 (2006)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, Childhood in History, Literature, and Law: Confronting Authority, Illegitimacy, Myth, and Rights, 20 J. Women's Hist. 183 (2008) (reviewing Holly Brewer, By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (2005); Martin Guggenheim, What’s Wrong with Children’s Rights (2005); Steven Mintz, Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood (2004); Bianca Permo, Children of the Father King: Youth, Authority, and Legal Minority in Colonial Lima (2005); Lisa Zunshine, Bastards and Foundlings: Illegitimacy in Eighteenth–Century England (2005)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 38 J. Interdisc. Hist. 151 (2007) (reviewing Stephen Robertson, Crimes Against Children: Sexual Violence and Legal Culture in New York City, 1880-1960 (2005)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, The Journal of American History, Sept. 2006, at 93, (reviewing Cops with Kids: Policing Juvenile Delinquency in Urban America 1890-1940 (2005).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 78 Soc. Service Rev. 151 (2004) (reviewing Michael Willrich, City of Courts: Socializing Justice in Progressive Era Chicago (2003)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 21 Law & Hist. Rev. 240 (2003) (reviewing Victoria Getis, The Juvenile Court and the Progressives (2000)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 19 Law & Hist. Rev. 222 (2001) (reviewing Scott Christianson, With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America (1998)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, Welfare, History, and the Framing of Twenty-First-Century Social Policy, 74 Soc. Service Rev. 474 (2000) (reviewing Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (1998); Matthew A. Crenson, Building the Invisible Orphanage: A Prehistory of the American Welfare System (1998); Timothy A. Hacsi, Second Home: Orphan Asylums and Poor Families in America (1997)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 17 Law & Hist. Rev. 415 (1999) (reviewing Christopher P. Manfredi, The Supreme Court and Juvenile Justice (1998)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 17 Law & Hist. Rev. 636 (1999) (reviewing Estelle B. Freedman, Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition, 1887-1974 (1996)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 11 J. Pol’y Hist. 109 (1999) (reviewing Kriste Lindenmeyer, A Right to Childhood: The U.S. Children’s Bureau and Child Welfare, 1912-1946 (1997)).

David S. Tanenhaus, Book Review, 16 J. Pol’y Analysis & Mgmt. 178 (1997) (reviewing Wayne N. Welsh, Counties in Court: Jail Overcrowding and Court-Ordered Reform (1995)).

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Jeanne Price & David S. Tanenhaus, Law Dictionaries, in The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources, 1620-1926 (Gale Cengage Learning 2010).

David S. Tanenhaus, Julian W. Mack, in The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law 354 (Roger K. Newman ed., Yale Univ. Press 2009).

David S. Tanenhaus & Steven Schlossman, Juvenile Court, in The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion 525 (Richard A. Schweder ed., Univ. Chi. Press 2009).

David S. Tanenhaus, Juvenile Justice in the United States, in 3 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 457 (Stanley N. Katz ed., Oxford Univ. Press 2009).

David S. Tanenhaus, Burger Court, in 1 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 233 (David S. Tanenhaus ed. in chief, Felice Batlan, Alfred L. Brophy, Mark A. Graber & Kay Kindred, assoc. eds. Macmillan Reference USA 2008).

David S. Tanenhaus, Dennis v. United States, in 2 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 22 (David S. Tanenhaus ed. in chief, Felice Batlan et al. assoc. eds., Macmillan Reference USA 2008).

David S. Tanenhaus, In Re Gault, in 2 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 469 (David S. Tanenhaus ed. in chief, Felice Batlan et al. assoc. eds., Macmillan Reference USA 2008).

David S. Tanenhaus, Sex Discrimination, in 4 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States 379 (David S. Tanenhaus ed. in chief, Felice Batlan et al. assoc. eds. Macmillan Reference USA 2008).

David S. Tanenhaus, Juvenile Justice, in Social Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (M.E. Sharpe 2006).

David S. Tanenhaus, Juvenile Court, in Encyclopedia of Chicago History (Janice L. Reiff et al. eds., Univ. of Chi. Press 2004).

David S. Tanenhaus, Juvenile Courts, in Boyhood in America: An Encyclopedia 401 (Priscilla Ferguson Clement & Jacqueline S. Reinier eds., ABC-CLIO/Greenwood 2001).

 

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Curriculum Vitae
Bio

Areas of Expertise
Juvenile Justice
Legal History