Adolescents, Sex, and the Law: Preparing Adolescents for by Roger J. R. Levesque

By Roger J. R. Levesque

Univ. of Indiana, Indianapolis. Examines the truth of adolescent lifestyles in the course of the lens of sexuality. Discusses the social and felony heritage of youth within the united states, criminal precedents within the legislation of adolescent sexuality, universal parts of felony keep watch over, and the author's concept for social and criminal reforms.

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INVENTION AND REINVENTION OF ADOLESCENCE 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 31 Rothman, Conscience and Convenience: TheAsylum and Its AZternative in Progressive America. Sutton, Stubborn Children: Controlling Delinquency in the United States. Id. Platt, The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency. Mary E. Odem, Delinquent Daughters: Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995). 63. Id. See also Linda Gordon, Heroes in Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence: Boston, 1880-1960 (New York: Viking, 1988).

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The cases signaled the Court’s move toward a new conception of adolescents’ rights, one that emphasized the adolescent’s, rather than the parent’s, relationship with the state. These cases initially suggested a groundswell of support for recognizing adolescents’ rights and led numerous commentators to conclude that adolescents had achieved legal personhood. Yet even the initial recognition remained limited, and those limitations grew as the Supreme Court revisited cases dealing with adolescents’ rights.

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