Revenge Porn by Teens in the United States and India: A Socio-Legal Analysis
International Annals of Criminology, 51(1-2), 85-111, 2013
27 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2014
Date Written: November 1, 2013
Sexting among teens has become a phenomenon problem in the US as well as in India. This has given birth to numerous issues including issues related to child pornography, exploitation of images by perpetrators and revenge porn. While in the US laws are being created and tested for regulating sexting in relation to revenge porn, the situation is quite different in India. This paper emphasises upon the fact that there is a lacuna in dealing with adolescent sexual behaviour including revenge taking mentality with the help of sexted images. This paper argues that instead of dealing the issue of revenge porn by teens in the traditional procedural ways as has been laid down in the legal provisions or by way of rusticating the children (including the perpetrators and the victim) from the school as has happened in India in several occasions, Therapeutic Jurisprudence approach should be taken up.
Keywords: Sexting, Revenge Porn, Adolescent Sexual behaviour, Therapeutic jurisprudence, India , United States of America, Juris
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