Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law, 1st Edition

  • Robert L. Maddex CQ Press
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  • ISBN-10: 1604263466
  • ISBN-13: 9781604263466
  • DDC: 345.730253
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Overview

Whether the issue is sexual predators, abortion, same-sex marriage, sexual harassment, or internet pornography, stories relating to sexual matters regularly make headlines in the news and provoke strong emotions. But until now, researchers looking for policy information on these issues have been limited to reading books that often express particular points of view, or to searching multi-volume professional legal resources.

Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law is a single comprehensive volume, written specifically for the non-lawyer, that addresses sexual policy in the United States, as shaped by federal laws, state laws, and court cases. This unique new resource provides balanced, reliable treatment to some of the most important, highly publicized topics in society today.

In approximately 150 encyclopedic entries, Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law addresses:

  • Broad policy areas, including entertainment industry regulations, laws for teenagers, as both victims and perpetrators, and the legal aspects of marriage
  • Significant laws, including the Child Online Protection Act, Megan's law, and rape shield laws
  • Medical and health policies and issues, including DNA evidence, stem-cell research, and genetic information
  • The role of government agencies and institutions, including the Food and Drug Administration and the FBI's Crimes against Children unit

Encyclopedia of Sexual Behavior and the Law also covers significant court cases, private organizations and institutions, significant people, and many more relevant subjects. This new volume will serve as a useful guide to this complicated subject for researchers in university, community college, high school, and public libraries.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Milestones in Sexual Behavior and the Law.
1: Abortion.
2: Abstinence.
3: Adult Materials.
4: Adultery.
5: AIDS-HIV.
6: Alimony.
7: American Civil Liberties Union.
8: American Fertility Association.
9: American Medical Association.
10: Annulment.
11: Susan B. Anthony.
12: Assisted Reproductive Technology.
13: Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc..
14: Bestiality.
15: Bigamy.
16: Bioethics.
17: Bisexuality.
18: A Book Named “John Cleland'S Memoirs of A Woman of Pleasure” V. Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
19: Bradwell V. Illinois.
20: Breastfeeding.
21: Louise Brown.
22: Lenny Bruce.
23: Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth.
24: Mary S. Calderone.
25: Censorship.
26: Child Abuse.
27: Child Online Protection Act.
28: Child Support.
29: Children.
30: Communications Decency Act.
31: Anthony Comstock.
32: Congress.
33: Consent.
34: Contraception.
35: Craig v. Boren.
36: Crimes against Children Unit (FBI).
37: Date Rape.
38: Defense of Marriage Act.
39: Deviant Behavior.
40: Discrimination.
41: Divorce.
42: DNA.
43: Domestic Violence.
44: William O. Douglas.
45: Drugs.
46: Entertainment Industry.
47: Equal Rights.
48: Ethics.
49: Family Planning.
50: Federal Communications Commission.
51: Federal Marriage Amendment.
52: Feminism.
53: First Amendment.
54: Larry Flynt.
55: Frontiero v. Richardson.
56: Gender.
57: Genetics.
58: Ginzburg v. United States.
59: Griswold v. Connecticut.
60: Hate Crimes.
61: Healthy Marriage Initiative.
62: Hugh Hefner.
63: Homosexuality.
64: Human Rights Campaign.
65: Human Trafficking.
66: Illegitimacy.
67: Incest.
68: Indecent Exposure.
69: Internet.
70: Jacobellis v. Ohio.
71: Alec Jeffreys.
72: Judiciary.
73: Franklin Kameny.
74: Kansas v. Hendricks.
75: Alfred Kinsey.
76: Lawrence v. Texas.
77: Lewd Behavior.
78: Marriage.
79: Media.
80: Megan's Law.
81: Military.
82: Henry Miller.
83: Miller v. California.
84: Minor v. Happersett.
85: Miscegenation.
86: Motherhood.
87: Muller v. Oregon.
88: Naral Pro-Choice America.
89: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
90: National Organization for Women.
91: Ninth Amendment.
92: Nudity.
93: Obscenity.
94: Office on Violence against Women.
95: Pandering.
96: Paternity.
97: Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
98: Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey.
99: Polygamy.
100: Pornography.
101: Pregnancy.
102: Premarital Sex.
103: Prenuptial Agreements.
104: President.
105: Prisoners.
106: Privacy.
107: Prostitution.
108: Prurient Interest.
109: Rape.
110: Rape Shield Laws.
111: Religion.
112: Reproductive Rights.
113: Roth v. United States.
114: Same-Sex Marriage.
115: Margaret Sanger.
116: Sex Education.
117: Sex Offenders.
118: Sex Offenses.
119: Sexual Assault.
120: Sexual Enhancement.
121: Sexual Harassment.
122: Sexual Revolution.
123: Sexuality Information and Education Council of The United States.
124: Sexually Oriented Businesses.
125: Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
126: Single-Sex Education.
127: Sodomy.
128: Spousal Rights and Duties.
129: State and Local Government.
130: Stem-Cell Research and Cloning.
131: Sterilization.
132: Surgeon General of the United States.
133: Teenagers.
134: Telephone Sex.
135: Title IX.
136: Transsexualism.
137: Transvestism.
138: Unborn, Rights of the.
139: Unmarried Cohabitants.
140: Unmarried Parents.
141: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
142: Victims' Rights.
143: Violence against Women Act.
144: Virginia, United States v..
145: Voyeurism.
146: Williams v. Morgan.
147: Williams v. North Carolina.
148: Women's Rights.
149: Zoning.