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An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Franklin E. Zimring


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.

Keywords: children, sexual misconduct, United States, developmental status, adulthood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226983578
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Franklin E. Zimring, author