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The Resource Jailbait : the politics of statutory rape laws in the United States, Carolyn Cocca

Jailbait : the politics of statutory rape laws in the United States, Carolyn Cocca

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Jailbait : the politics of statutory rape laws in the United States
Title
Jailbait
Title remainder
the politics of statutory rape laws in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Cocca
Title variation
Politics of statutory rape laws in the United States
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The first book-length study of American statutory rape laws, Jailbait investigates the double-edged nature of legislation aimed at both protecting and punishing adolescent sexuality. Carolyn E. Cocca explores how, throughout the history of the United States, the regulation of sexual behavior was seized upon as a means to alleviate larger problems, be they moral, social, political, or economic. Feminists, religious conservatives, and legislators, each with their own agendas, have at times both conflicted and cooperated over legislation, leading to uneasy compromises that play out in the ways in which the laws are implemented today. Using both detailed case studies and quantitative analysis, Jailbait examines important changes made to statutory rape laws since the 1970s, including prosecutions under the laws. Among the more surprising findings is that changes to statutory rape laws were sometimes made in opposition to prevailing public opinion, contrary to previous studies that have asserted morality policy is especially responsive to public opinion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cocca, Carolyn E.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF9329
LC item number
.C63 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Statutory rape
  • Teenagers
  • Marriage
Label
Jailbait : the politics of statutory rape laws in the United States, Carolyn Cocca
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 63.
  • Chapter 4.
  • From "Welfare Queen" to "Exploited Teen": Targeting the Partners of Pregnant Females
  • p. 93.
  • Appendix.
  • Theory and Method: State Politics, Pooled Cross-Sectional Time Series, and Case Studies
  • p. 139
  • Chapter 1.
  • Statutory Rape Laws in Historical Context
  • p. 9.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Robbing the Cradle: Age-Span Provisions Decriminalize Teen Sex
  • p. 29.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Prosecuting Mrs. Robinson: Gender-Neutral Statutory Rape Laws
Control code
52775219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780791459058
Isbn Type
(hardcopy: alk. paper)
Lccn
2003060148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Jailbait : the politics of statutory rape laws in the United States, Carolyn Cocca
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 63.
  • Chapter 4.
  • From "Welfare Queen" to "Exploited Teen": Targeting the Partners of Pregnant Females
  • p. 93.
  • Appendix.
  • Theory and Method: State Politics, Pooled Cross-Sectional Time Series, and Case Studies
  • p. 139
  • Chapter 1.
  • Statutory Rape Laws in Historical Context
  • p. 9.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Robbing the Cradle: Age-Span Provisions Decriminalize Teen Sex
  • p. 29.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Prosecuting Mrs. Robinson: Gender-Neutral Statutory Rape Laws
Control code
52775219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780791459058
Isbn Type
(hardcopy: alk. paper)
Lccn
2003060148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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