Sex Education

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Social Control of Sexuality Ø Laws and Social Control of Sex Ø Sex Education
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Laws and Social Control of Sex Why are there sex laws? Every day millions of people in the United States engage in sexual behaviors that are illegal. Sexual legislation dates back certainly to the time of the Old Testament. One historical rationale for sex laws was to protect the integrity of the family from adultery or desertion of a spouse.
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Laws and Social Control of Sex Most societies regulate sexual behavior by custom and by law. In the U.S. there is no consensus about which morals should be codified into law. The conflict in our attitudes toward many kinds of sexual activity resulted in the Victorian compromise .
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Laws and Social Control of Sex Crimes of exploitation and force: Rape Sexual abuse of children Incest
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Laws and Social Control of Sex Criminal consensual acts: Adultery is a crime in 24 states. Sodomy is prohibited in 24 states. Laws discriminate against gays and lesbians.
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Laws and Social Control of Sex
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Laws and Social Control of Sex Crimes against good taste: Exhibitionism Voyeurism Solicitation Disorderly conduct General lewdness
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Sex Crimes against reproduction: Comstock laws included a ban on the giving of information concerning the prevention of conception. Criminal commercial sex: Prostitution illegal except in Nevada. Obscenity
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2306 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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