Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Children: Analyses of Select Federal Legislation

Billy C. Gonzalez (Editor)

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs, Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: POL014000



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Over the past 100 years, Congress has sought to prohibit acts of sexual abuse of minors and punish those who harm the nation’s children. These efforts began in the early 20th century when Congress prohibited the transportation of a minor in interstate commerce for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and continue to more modern measures such as outlawing the use of the Internet to lure children for sexual purposes. Nevertheless, Congress’s power in this area does have constitutional limits. This book discusses the punishments and effects of failing to register as a sex offender; the Child Protection Act of 2012; and federal criminal offenses. (Imprint: Novinka )


Chapter 1 - Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: A Legal Analysis of 18 U.S.C. 2250 (pp. 1-26)
Charles Doyle

Chapter 2 - United States v. Comstock: Legislative Authority under the Necessary and Proper Clause (pp. 27-36)
Charles Doyle

Chapter 3 - Child Protection Act of 2012: A Brief Legal Analysis (pp. 37-52)
Charles Doyle

Chapter 4 - Sexual Abuse of Children: Federal Criminal Offenses (pp. 53-76)
Richard M. Thompson II


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