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Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers
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Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers: "Adolescent Development, Discrimination, and Consent Law"

Jennifer Ann Drobac

Abstract

Sexual Exploitation of Teenagers examines the sexual exploitation of maturing teenagers by adults. It explores why scientific facts concerning adolescent neurological and psychosocial development are incongruent with protective laws concerning juvenile consent to sexual activity. Adolescents may not have the wisdom—the emotional, intellectual, and experiential tools—to handle challenges, such as sexual harassment. The book recounts the stories of several teenagers who filed federal or state anti-discrimination cases. It analyzes these cases in light of evolving law and gendered social attitude ... More

Keywords: sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, teenagers, adolescent development, consent law, brain development, adolescent development, discrimination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226301013
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226301150.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Ann Drobac, author
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law