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Adolescents, Media, and the Law
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Adolescents, Media, and the Law: What developmental science reveals and free speech requires

Roger J. R. Levesque

Abstract

There is much controversy about the dangers of a free media when it comes to children and adolescents. Many believe that this constitutional right should be amended, altered, or revoked entirely in order to prevent the young from being negatively influenced. Graphic violence, sexual content, and the depiction of cigarette smoking have all come under fire as being unacceptable in media that is geared toward adolescents, from television and movies to magazines and advertising. Yet not much has been written about the developmental science behind these ideas, and what effects a free media really h ... More

Keywords: adolescents, free media, children, constitutional right, graphic violence, sexual content, cigarette smoking, television, movies, magazines

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195320442
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320442.001.0001

Authors

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Roger J. R. Levesque, author
Indiana University

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