An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual by Franklin E. Zimring

By Franklin E. Zimring

An American Travesty is the 1st scholarly e-book in part a century to investigate the justice system’s reaction to sexual misconduct by means of teenagers and youngsters within the usa. Writing with a clean dose of logic, Franklin E. Zimring discusses our society's failure to think about the developmental prestige of adolescent intercourse offenders. Too usually, he argues, the yank felony process ignores age and developmental prestige while adjudicating younger sexual offenders, in lots of situations responding as they might to an adult. “An opinionated, articulate, and forceful critique of present politics and practices. . . . i might suggest this ebook for someone drawn to rethinking the basic questions of ways our courts and platforms should still reply to those cases.”—Law and Politics booklet Review “One of crucial new books within the box of youth justice. . . . Zimring bargains a considerate, research-based research of what went flawed with felony coverage development.”—Barry Krisberg, President, nationwide Council on Crime and Delinquency  

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Stat. Ann. J. Stat. Ann. 1; Idaho Code § 18-6105; Minn. Stat. Ann. 347; Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-3525). And special adjustments were made in many states to liberalize conditions for hearing child witnesses without full-scale courtroom confrontations with the defendant and his attorney (Ky. Rev. Stat. 600; La. Rev. Stat. Ann. J. Stat. Ann. 4). These procedural changes have all been in the direction of facilitating prosecution and conviction of offenders. The new consequences associated with the sex crime category have been uniformly toward more social control and special strategies for the control and isolation of sex offenders.

Even at its prohibitory high watermark, Anglo-American law never sought to forbid sexual intercourse between consenting spouses, and current legal policy allows most consensual sex between competent adults. Among the 200 million persons over eighteen in the United States, there are tens of millions of acts of sexual intercourse each week, and most of these are not violations of any criminal code. For children and younger adolescents, however, the aim of the criminal law is to prohibit interpersonal sexual conduct completely.

Stat. Ann. 347; Kan. Stat. Ann. § 21-3525). And special adjustments were made in many states to liberalize conditions for hearing child witnesses without full-scale courtroom confrontations with the defendant and his attorney (Ky. Rev. Stat. 600; La. Rev. Stat. Ann. J. Stat. Ann. 4). These procedural changes have all been in the direction of facilitating prosecution and conviction of offenders. The new consequences associated with the sex crime category have been uniformly toward more social control and special strategies for the control and isolation of sex offenders.

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