States’ laws addressing sexual activity involving minors are usually included in the section of the criminal code devoted to sexual offenses. Each state summary ( Section III ) includes a table detailing all of the offenses in the statute that deal with statutory rape.
States’ statutory rape offenses detail the age at which an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. This section focuses on laws addressing sexual intercourse . 10 Table 1 summarizes, where applicable, each state’s:
Statutory Rape: A Guide to State Laws and Reporting Requirements. Statutory Rape — Criminal Offenses
As noted above, few states use the term statutory rape in their codes. Instead, criminal codes specify the legality of specific sexual acts. The applicable laws are often embedded in the section of the code dealing with other sexual offenses (e.g., sexual assault, forcible rape).
Contents Background Criminal Laws Reporting Requirements Implications for Program Staff and Policy Makers Structure of Report Endnote
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Contents Methodology and Research questions Key Findings Recommendations for Further Research
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TEENAGE PARENT DEMONSTRATION Report on Results of Long-Term Follow-up, Executive Summary Moving into Adulthood: Were the Impacts of Mandatory Programs for Welfare-Dependent Teenaged Parents Sustained After the Programs Ended? by Ellen Eliason Kisker, Anu Rangarajan, and Kimberly Boller
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THE STATE OF THE FIELD Contents Defining Positive Youth Development Selecting Programs for Review Program Findings Evaluation Findings Summary
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