Gendered Movement: Negotiating Youth,Sex and Harm in the US Carceral State
Exempt from the current bipartisan reassessment of the US carceral state are people with convictions for sex offenses. While movements against public registries for sex offenders are scant, a grassroots movement is underway. This article offers a preliminary analysis of the complex consequence of women's political work to extract their sons from the US carceral state. This gendered advocacy is mapped against shifts in the racialised US criminal justice system, where the fluid category of child/juvenile is often unavailable to youth of colour and/or queer youth, and criminalisation is offered to regulate sexuality, consent, age and potential harm.
Children and Society
Meiners, Erica, "Gendered Movement: Negotiating Youth,Sex and Harm in the US Carceral State" (2017). Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies Faculty Publications. 21.