||Sex and the American legal system
||Teen Aged Boys and Legal Trouble Over Sexual Behavior (4:24) -- Legal Consequences of Teen Sexual Activity (5:04) -- Teen Consensual Sex: Felony Offense (4:39) -- Sexual Registry and Vigilantes (3:23) -- Sex Between Teachers and Students (3:17) -- Double Standard for Males and Females (3:58) -- What Is the Age of Consent? (4:55) -- Politicians and Sexual Double Standards (2:35) -- Legislation Victimizes Offenders (3:40)
||In this ABC News program, John Stossel sheds light on troubling issues involving sexual behavior and criminal justice. Case studies include the story of 18-year-old Jon, who spent a year in jail after having sex with a 14-year-old girl-although her father later regretted pressing charges and tried to have Jon removed from Florida's sex offender registry. Other reports concern an alleged sex offender who was "framed" by his younger sister, a father whose sexual transgression as a teenager now impacts his freedom as a parent, and the prevalence of double standards among American parents and politicians. Megan's Law is a featured topic.
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|Interest grade level
||12 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: The Age of Consent ABC News Productions, 2009 9781604672800|
|Publisher number||39469 Films Media Group|