The At Issue Series offers a wide range of opinions on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives - eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations provide a gateway to future research.
In the United States, each state determines the age at which a person can legally have sex. Age of Consent laws exist to prevent exploitation of young people, but are they too protective in some cases and too punitive in others? This book offers a variety of perspectives on the effectiveness and impact of these laws, which can be inconsistent and sometimes have unintended consequences.
"These well-written entries provide solid report information, and the book should be considered for purchase where the curriculum requires material on early sexual circumstances in relation to the law."
--School Library Journal, August 2010
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