The American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, 2016

Double Counting: The Appropriate Application of the Vulnerable Victim Enhancement for Child Sex Offenders
I. INTRODUCTIONWhat is the appropriate punishment for those who commit unimaginable crimes? Can the sentence for an individual who records himself sexually abusing a three-year old girl ever be too harsh? While such acts should indeed be duly punished,...
Fashioning Children: Gender Restrictive Dress Codes as an Entry Point for the Trans * School to Prison Pipeline
I. INTRODUCTIONDress codes are a point of controversy within many school districts, raising questions of classism, racism, and conformity. When debated in the media, the constitutionality and desirability of dress codes typically focus on their effect...
Salvaging "Safe Spaces": Toward Model Standards for Lgbtq Youth-Serving Professionals Encountering Law Enforcement
I. INTRODUCTIONThe concept of "safe space" for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer ("LGBTQ") young people is commonly associated with the responsibility of primary and secondary school educators to create safe havens for LGBTQ students from...
The Overrepresentation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Questioning, Gender Nonconforming and Transgender Youth within the Child Welfare to Juvenile Justice Crossover Population
I. INTRODUCTIONA new national study shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, gender nonconforming, and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth are overrepresented among youth in the juvenile justice system who have been involved in the child welfare system1...
You Haven't Come a Long Way, Baby: The Courts' Inability to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap Fifty-Two Years after the Passage of the Equal Pay Act
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Equal Pay Act states that no employer shall discriminate on the basis of sex by paying employees of opposite sexes different wages for equal work on jobs that require near identical skill, effort, and responsibility, and are performed...
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