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Title Children, sexuality, and the law / edited by Sacha M. Coupet and Ellen Marrus
Published New York, NY : New York University Press, [2015]
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Series Families, law, and society series
Families, law, and society series.
Contents Introduction / Sacha M. Coupet and Ellen Marrus -- Smells like teen spirit: the conundrum of kids, sex, and the law / Paul R. Abramson and Annaka Abramson -- Consent, teenagers, and (un)civil(ized) consequences / Jennifer Ann Drobac -- The wages of ignorance / Franklin E. Zimring -- Sugar and spice and everything nice: definitely not the girls in the juvenile justice system / Ellen Marrus -- Sexual media and American youth / Piotr Bobkowski and Autumn Shafer -- Sex, laws, and videophones: the problem of juvenile sexting -- Prosecutions / Seth F. Kreimer -- The right to comprehensive sex education / Hazel G. Beh -- Policing gender on the playground: interests, needs, and rights of transgender and gender non-conforming youth / Sacha M. Coupet -- Gender at the crossroads: LGBT youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems / Barbara Fedders
Summary American political and legal culture is uncomfortable with children's sexuality. While aware that sexual expression is a necessary part of human development, law rarely contemplates the complex ways in which it interacts with children and sexuality. Just as the law circumscribes children to a narrow range of roles-either as entirely sexless beings or victims or objects of harmful adult sexual conduct-so too does society tend to discount the notion of children as agents in the domain of sex and sexuality. Where a small body of rights related to sex has been carved out, the central question has
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Child sex offenders -- United States.
Children and sex -- United States.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Children's rights -- United States.
Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.
Sexual minority youth -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Sexual rights -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Coupet, Sacha M., editor
Marrus, Ellen, editor
ISBN 0814724213 (electronic bk.)
0814744478 (electronic bk.)
9780814724217 (electronic bk.)
9780814744475 (electronic bk.)
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