Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law: A Developmental Science Perspective

Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law: A Developmental Science Perspective

by Roger J.R. Levesque


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Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law: A Developmental Science Perspective by Roger J.R. Levesque

Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law provides a foundation for understanding privacy rights and how they relate to adolescents. Roger Levesque argues that because privacy is actually an inherently social phenomenon, the ways in which adolescents' privacy needs and rights are shaped are essential to society's broader privacy interests. A close look at empirical understandings of privacy, how it shapes development, and how privacy itself can be shaped provides important lessons for addressing the critical juncture facing privacy rights and privacy itself.

Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law provides an overview of the three major strands of privacy rights: decisional, spatial, and informational, and extends current understandings of these strands and how the legal system addresses adolescents and their legal status. Levesque presents comprehensive and specific analyses of the place of privacy in adolescent development and its outcomes, the influences that shape adolescents' expectations and experiences of privacy, and ways to effectively shape adolescents' use of privacy. He explains why privacy law must move in new directions to address privacy needs and pinpoints the legal foundation for moving in new directions. The book charts broad proposals to guide the development of sociolegal responses to changing social environments related to the privacy of adolescents and challenges jurisprudential analyses claiming that developmental sciences do not offer important and useful tools to guide responses to adolescents' privacy. Lastly, Levesque responds to likely criticisms that may hamper the development of sociolegal stances more consistent with adolescents' needs for privacy as well as with societal concerns about privacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190460792
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: American Psychology-Law Society Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Roger J.R. Levesque, JD, PhD, is a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University and Maurer School of Law. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Youth and Adolescence as well as the New Criminal Law Review and Adolescent Research Review. He is an award-winning author of over a dozen books, most recently Adolescents, Discrimination and the Law and soon-to-be-released The Science and Law of School Segregation and Diversity.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Ch 1: Privacy Law and Adolescents

Ch 2: Decisional Privacy

Ch 3: Spatial Privacy

Ch 4: Informational Privacy

Ch 5: The Development Science of Privacy

Ch 6: Reshaping Adolescents' Privacy Rights


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