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By Sacha M. Coupet,Ellen Marrus

ISBN-10: 0814723853

ISBN-13: 9780814723852

American political and criminal tradition is uncomfortable with kid's sexuality. whereas conscious that sexual expression is an important a part of human improvement, legislations hardly ever contemplates the advanced ways that it interacts with youngsters and sexuality. simply because the legislations circumscribes kids to a slim variety of roles—either as completely sexless beings or sufferers or items of damaging grownup sexual conduct—so too does society are likely to the suggestion of youngsters as brokers within the area of intercourse and sexuality. the place a small physique of rights concerning intercourse has been carved out, the primary query has been the measure to which young ones resemble adults, now not inevitably even if minors themselves own detailed and well-known rights on the topic of intercourse, sexual expression, and sexuality.

Children, Sexuality, and the Law displays on many of the targeted demanding situations that accompany youngsters within the broader context of intercourse, exploring from different views the ways that young children emerge in sexually similar dimensions of legislation and modern existence. It explores a large variety of concerns, from the psychology of kids as sexual beings to the felony remedy of adolescent consent. This paintings additionally explores no matter if and whilst teenagers have a correct to expression as understood in the First Amendment.

The first quantity of its variety, Children, Sexuality, and the Law is going past the conventional discourse of kids as sufferers of grownup sexual deviance by way of highlighting childrens as brokers and rights holders within the realm of intercourse, sexuality, and sexual orientation.

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