Adolescents, Sex and the Law: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Citizenship / Edition 1

Adolescents, Sex and the Law: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Citizenship / Edition 1

by Roger J.R. Levesque
     
 

Because sexuality is socially and legally the most regulated aspect of adolescent life, Levesque's analysis examines the reality of adolescent life through the lens of sexuality. In doing so, he divides the book into four parts. The book's first three parts examine the social and legal history of adolescence in the United States (Part I), the legal precedents in the… See more details below

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Because sexuality is socially and legally the most regulated aspect of adolescent life, Levesque's analysis examines the reality of adolescent life through the lens of sexuality. In doing so, he divides the book into four parts. The book's first three parts examine the social and legal history of adolescence in the United States (Part I), the legal precedents in the regulation of adolescent sexuality (Part II), and the most common areas of legal control: school, the media, sexual victimization, sexual offending, and parenthood (Part III). Part IV details the author's proposal for social and legal reforms that will ensure that adolescents' legal rights complement their social reality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557986092
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Law and Public Policy Series
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.31(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.28(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Sexuality and the Rights of Adolescents1
Pt. IConceptions of Adolescents and Their Place in the Law11
Ch. 1The Invention and Reinvention of Adolescence13
Ch. 2Adolescence and the Law35
Pt. IIThe Regulation of Adolescent Sexuality57
Ch. 3Regulating the Transition to Adolescent Sexuality59
Ch. 4Regulating Sexually Active Adolescents103
Pt. IIIRethinking the Legal Control of Adolescent Sexuality139
Ch. 5Sex and Schools141
Ch. 6Sex and the Media167
Ch. 7Sexual Victimization by Adults195
Ch. 8Sexual Victimization by Adolescents211
Ch. 9Sexual Offending263
Ch. 10Adolescent Childrearing295
Pt. IVThe Future of Adolescents' Rights327
Ch. 11Reforming Adolescents' Rights329
Table of Authorities351
Author Index366
Subject Index380
About the Author393

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