Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders

Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders : Theory, Research, and Realities

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Sex Crimes & Sex Offenders: Theory, Research & Realities provides an overview of social scientific theory and research on sex crimes and sex offenders. Most other books on the market are focused on a single issue-such as treatment, rape, pedophilia, theory, etc. This unique book will cover current theory and research along with individual cases of sex crimes (e.g., Kobe Bryant, Jerry Sandusky, and other case studies), effectively linking theory and research with the realities of sex crimes and sex offenders as well as their victims. Vandiver, Braithwaite, and Stafford are careful to dispel myths and to focus on the heterogeneity of crimes and offenders, and not on any one issue, population, or theory. Instead they weave a framework using a full range of theoretical concepts and research data to integrate their discussions of crimes, offenders, victims, treatments, and policy implications. Sex Crimes & Sex Offenders is designed for undergraduates and early graduate students in Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Sociology programs in the US as well as other English-speaking more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 187 x 235 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 black & white illustrations, 19 black & white tables, 6 black & white line drawings
  • 113893710X
  • 9781138937109

About Jeremy Braithwaite

Donna Vandiver, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She co-authored Juvenile sex offenders: What the public needs to know in 2008. She has published on a broad range of topics related to sex crimes and sex offenders, with a focus on female and juvenile sex offenders. She has authored/co-authored 26 refereed articles and book chapters. Jeremy Braithwaite, Ph.D. is an Evaluation Manager at Social Solutions International, Inc. in Rockville, Maryland. He has published 12 refereed articles and over 50 technical reports for federal agencies, including Health and Human Services and the US Air Force. He is currently working on a book on rape and domestic violence in rural Alaskan communities. Mark Stafford, Ph.D. is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He is the co-author of American Delinquency: Its Meaning and Construction (3rd ed., 4th ed.) and has published more than 30 refereed articles and book more

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Many books available only talk about one aspect of the sex offender, whether is a criminological or psychological theory that explains the behavior, or a psychological condition or illness the person suffers that makes their behavior unusual, or maybe even the different treatment modalities an offender may go through. This current book does all of that in a concise and clear way so that students can follow a path to understanding the material. David F. Nicholson, Ferrum College [Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders] will appeal to a broad audience of students who desire employment as social workers, law enforcement officers, probation and/or parole officers, case managers, etc. The inclusion of a discussion of crime investigation will make this book very attractive to budding criminal justice professionals Lisa Sample, University of Nebraska Omaha [This book] is one of the few I have seen that bridges the gap between sensationalized undergraduate material and more difficult, professional-oriented literature it was easy to read and would be well suited for undergraduates. Creaig Dunton, SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury"show more

Table of contents

Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Theories about Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders Chapter Three: Rape Chapter Four: Child Sexual Abuse Chapter Five: Child Pornography Chapter Six: Juvenile Sex Offenders Chapter Seven: Female Sex Offenders Chapter Eight: Institutional Abuse: Child Molesters and Rapists Chapter Nine: Investigations of Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders Chapter Ten: Assessment Tools and Treatment of Sex Offenders Chapter Eleven: Registration Laws and Civil Commitment of Sexual Offenders Chapter Twelve: Conclusionshow more