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NCJ Number: NCJ 178238     Find in a Library
Title: State Legislators' Handbook for Statutory Rape Issues
Series: OVC Training
Author(s): Noy S. Davis ; Jennifer Twombly
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Ctr on Children and the Law
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 97-VF-GF-K008
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Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook on statutory rape issues is designed to help State legislators develop effective and enforceable statutory rape laws.
Abstract: The handbook provides a framework for developing and analyzing legislation that would criminalize sexual intercourse with a crime based on the age of the minor. The handbook begins with background information and then discusses specific statutory rape issues. These issues concern raising the age of consent, age differentials, pregnancy, reporting, and penalties. The handbook includes questions for each issue that legislators and policymakers should consider before drafting new legislation or amending existing laws. Findings from a survey of statutory rape legislation considered by state legislators during the 1995-1997 period are presented. 6 notes
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Statutory rape ; Crimes against children ; State laws ; Abused children ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Juvenile victims ; Child victims
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