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Adolescence, Privacy, and the Law: A Developmental Science Perspective

Roger J.R. Levesque


The right to privacy figures prominently in popular discourse and law. Its popularity, however, is not matched by the respect it receives. A close look at empirical understandings of privacy, how it shapes development, and how privacy itself can be shaped, provides important lessons for addressing the critical juncture facing privacy rights and privacy itself. To increase respect for privacy and foster privacy’s effective outcomes, society must capitalize on opportunities to shape adolescents’ use of privacy. Yet, as currently developed, the legal system has difficulty recognizing adolescents’ ... More

Keywords: Adolescence, Privacy, Law, Socialization, Personal Security, Adolescent Development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190460792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger J.R. Levesque, author
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University and Maurer School of Law