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An American TravestyLegal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending$
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Franklin E. Zimring

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780226983578

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.001.0001

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Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy

Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy

(p.16) Chapter 2 Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy
An American Travesty
University of Chicago Press

Criminal justice policy toward adult sex offenders has a powerful influence on the policies used for younger offenders in both criminal and juvenile courts, for which reason policy toward adolescent sexual conduct cannot be understood without some exposure to the approach of the criminal justice system to older sex offenders. This chapter provides a brief summary of the criminal law governing sexual conduct and recent trends in its enforcement. The first part profiles the extent of criminal justice involvement in responding to sexual behaviors and the image of the sex offender that animates recent policies. In the second section, the chapter reviews data on recent trends in enforcement and punishment.

Keywords:   criminal justice policy, sex-crime policy, sex offenders, juvenile courts, sexual conduct, sexual behavior

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