Two Truths and a Lie: In re John Z. and Other Stories at the Juncture of Teen Sex and the Law

  title={Two Truths and a Lie: In re John Z. and Other Stories at the Juncture of Teen Sex and the Law},
  author={Michelle Oberman},
  journal={Law \&\#x0026; Social Inquiry},
  pages={364 - 402}
  • M. Oberman
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Law
  • Law & Social Inquiry
Laws governing adolescent sexuality are incoherent and chaotically enforced, and legal scholarship on the subject neither addresses nor remedies adolescents’ vulnerability in sexual encounters. To posit a meaningful relationship between the criminal law and adolescent sexual encounters, one must examine what we know about adolescent sexuality from both the academic literature and the adults who control the criminal justice response to such interactions. This article presents an in-depth study… 
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