Sexualized Violence Against Women and Children

Sexualized Violence Against Women and Children : A Psychology and Law Perspective

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The first book to interweave clinical and legal perspectives on such recently formulated diagnoses as rape trauma syndrome and battered woman syndrome, this up-to-date resource helps mental health clinicians better understand their role in criminal or civil proceedings related to sexualized violence against women and children. Foundational knowledge is provided on the nature, prevalence, and psychological consequences of a variety of crimes, including rape, spousal abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse. The ways victims and perpetrators are dealt with in the legal system are critically examined, and important recent reforms discussed. Presenting guidelines and findings that will improve forensic assessment, this is a vital sourcebook for those called on to serve as expert witnesses and an invaluable student text.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138867381
  • 9781138867383

Table of contents

Cling, Introduction. Part 1. Sexualized Violence against Women. Cling, Rape and Rape Trauma Syndrome. Kaser-Boyd, Battered Woman Syndrome: Clinical Features, Evaluation and Expert Testimony. Hempel, Battered Women Who Strike Back: Using Expert Testimony on Battering and Its Effects in Homicide Trials. Rosenfeld, Cling, Stalking. O'Connor, Vallabhajosula, Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Legal and Psychological Framework. Part 2. Sexualized Violence against Children. Olafson, Child Sexual Abuse. Brown, Memories of Childhood Abuse: Recovered, Discovered, and Otherwise. Part 3. Perpetrators of Sexualized Violence against Women and Children. Murphy, Management and Treatment of the Adult Sexual Offender. Terry, Cling, Megan's Law: New Protections against Sex Abuse. Blackman, Maternal Violence: The Social Psychology of Mothers Who Kill. Cling, Epilogue.show more