An American TravestyLegal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

An American TravestyLegal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Franklin E. Zimring

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226983578

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

This book, which analyzes the justice system's response to sexual misconduct by children and adolescents in the United States, discusses American society's failure to consider the developmental status of adolescent sex offenders. Too often, the author argues, the American legal system ignores age and developmental status when adjudicating young sexual offenders, in many cases responding as they would to an adult.