Rise in Juvenile Sexting Spurs Calls for New Strategies

Marianne Dodson, The Crime Report •

According to Marsha Levick, deputy director and chief counsel for the non-profit public interest law firm Juvenile Law Center, there is less criminal stigma attached to sexting than there was a decade ago.

“The conversation was elevated because of the risk that some of these arrests might result as some sort of registered offense, which was a very important issue for us,” said Levick, who co-authored a 2010 report on sexting and child pornography.

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