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An Essay on the Production of Youth Prostitution


Libby Adler


Northeastern University - School of Law

2002

Maine Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 191-209, 2002
Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper

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Youth prostitution is more multidimensional than one might guess from its most typical depictions. This essay is designed to raise the profile of some of its less prominent aspects – aspects which are not unknown exactly, but which are under-recognized and generally ignored in the context of legal analysis. Many of the most challenging dimensions of youth prostitution are eclipsed by an ideology which fails to grapple with the complexity of youth agency and the consequent position of youth in law. The result is that some kids are left inadequately served and others are utterly unknowable. My principal aim in this essay is to illuminate some gaps in the prevailing conception of youth prostitution and bring some different tools to bear on youth prostitution as a legal problem. The essay will view the matter from an angle not of criminal law in which offenders must be identified but of private law in which economic choices are made against identifiable background conditions.

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Date posted: January 31, 2012  

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Adler, Libby, An Essay on the Production of Youth Prostitution (2002). Maine Law Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, pp. 191-209, 2002; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1991373

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Northeastern University - School of Law ( email )
400 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
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