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Creating the Objects of Our Concern: Normal Childhood Sexuality and the Invention of Childhood Sexual Behavior Problems

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents the account of a six-year-old boy who was accused of sexual aggression against a female classmate. The school had immediately conducted an interrogation, and called for a county ... More


Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Definitely Not the Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

Ellen Marrus

in Children, Sexuality, and the Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723852
eISBN:
9780814724217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723852.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter focuses on the specific challenges faced by girls within the juvenile justice system—challenges that stem from their gendered identities and perceptions about female sexuality. It also ... More


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