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For the Children?Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State$
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Erica R. Meiners

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692750

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001

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Registering Sex, Rethinking Safety

Registering Sex, Rethinking Safety

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(p.157) 6 Registering Sex, Rethinking Safety
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For the Children?
Author(s):

Erica R. Meiners

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0007

The sixth chapter challenges the state’s response to sexual violence against children (and women) and argues that critiquing the popular construction of the sex offender and the growth of associated registries and notification laws must be a focal point of work for not only anti-prison scholars and activists but those invested in ending sexual violence.

Keywords:   Childhood studies, Youth studies, Racial Justice, Carceral Regime, Feminisms, Queer politics, Violence, Sexual violence, Feminism, Queer politics

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