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By Roger J. R. Levesque

Univ. of Indiana, Indianapolis. Examines the truth of adolescent lifestyles in the course of the lens of sexuality. Discusses the social and felony background of formative years within the united states, felony precedents within the law of adolescent sexuality, universal parts of felony keep an eye on, and the author's notion for social and criminal reforms.

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The analysis suggests that the early cases lay the foundation for the current jurisprudence of adolescents’ rights that places the control of those rights under the authority of parents or those of the state that act parens patriue, as parent surrogates, to ensure the protection of adolescents from both themselves and their various social and institutional relationships. The first recognition of adolescents’ rights emerged in the context of educational cases. Rather than establishing adolescents as independent rights holders, these cases stand for the principle that parents hold adolescents’ rights against the state and that those rights are rooted in the indirect right of parents to control and raise their children.

Robert V. ” In Bastardy and Its Comparative History, ed. Peter Laslett, Larla Oosterveen, and Richard M. Smith (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980). 27. Roger Thompson, Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699 (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986). 28. Robert H. Wiebe, The Search for Order, 1877-1920 (New York: Hill and Wang, 1967). 29. Demos, Past, Present and Personal: The Family and the Life Course in American History. 30. Grossberg, Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America.

See also Viviana A. Zelizer, Pricing the Priceless Child: The Changing 30 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 5 1. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. ADOLESCENTS, SEX, AND THE LAW Social Value of Children (New York: Free Press, 1985). Throughout much of the early American history of childhood and the social construction of the adolescent period, not much remains known or written about how children’s slaves experienced adolescence; for an important analysis comparing Black children’s experiences with other groups, see Priscilla Ferguson Clement, Growing Pains: Children in the Industrial Age, 1850-1890 (New York: Twayne, 1997).

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