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Sexual Offenses and Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Policy 2nd Edition

Karen J. Terry

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006
  • 384 Pages

Overview

This comprehensive text examines the unique characteristics of sexual offenses and the resulting laws that pertain specifically to them, including the causes and treatment of sexual offenses as well as the policy implications of research outcomes. Sexual offenders are often treated differently than other offenders (by both the community and the criminal justice system) as a result of public scorn and recidivism. This distinctive book answers the call for thorough, research-based information on this inherently controversial subject.

Karen J. Terry, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Karen Terry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice of The Graduate Center, CUNY, at John Jay. She holds a doctorate in criminology from Cambridge University. Dr. Terry has several publications on sex offender treatment, management, and supervision, including: SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION AND COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION: A "MEGAN'S LAW" SOURCEBOOK (Civic Research Institute), and SEXUAL OFFENSES AND OFFENDERS. She has been involved with numerous research projects regarding sexual offenses and offenders. Most recently, she was the principal investigator for a national study on the nature and scope of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church from 1950-2002, and she is continuing research on the causes and context of the abuse crisis. Karen is also the editor of the periodical Sex Offender Law Report, published bi-monthly by the Civic Research Institute.
  • Two all-new chapters are included in this edition--one on sexual offending in institutional settings (such as the Church, prison, and the military), and the other on sexual offending and the Internet.
  • High-profile cases--including Jerry Sandusky, Genarlow Wilson, Justin Berry, and others--are discussed in depth, enhancing the book's relevancy by showing how the theory and policy presented in the text apply in the real world.
  • Expanded coverage of important topics includes discussions of assessment/treatment (e.g., probation/therapist collaboration, polygraphs, and worker burnout), child pornography/prostitution, offender re-entry into the community, sentencing, human trafficking, and many others.
  • This text offers the most comprehensive coverage of sex offenders and their treatment by the criminal justice system of any other book on the market. In addition to providing information on the investigation and prosecution of sexual offenders, it also presents a thorough discussion of the definition, incidence, and prevalence of sex offenses.
  • Noted sex abuse scholar Karen Terry has done extensive research in the area and was the principal investigator on the Catholic Church sex abuse study, which was commissioned by the U.S. Bishops' National Review Board and released in the spring of 2004 by John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
  • Part II, "Responses to Sexual Offenders," examines the policing, supervision, and management of sexual offenders as well as the important issue of reducing recidivism, reflected in states' constant implementation or modification of laws to better manage the behavior of sex offenders.
  • The text addresses legal issues such as Megan's Law and Sexually Violent Predator legislation, and goes into great detail about why people abuse--including theories, the offense cycle, and issues related to the maintenance of offending behavior.
  • To help students synthesize and retain material, the text includes comprehensive Chapter Summaries. End-of-chapter Discussion Questions promote critical thinking and the sharing of ideas in the classroom.
Part I: Understanding Sexual Offending: Incidence, Prevalence, and Causes.
Chapter 1: Sexual Offenses and Offenders.
Chapter 2: Historical Perspectives on Sexual Offending.
Chapter 3: Etiology of Sexually Deviant Behavior.
Chapter 4: Cycle of Sexual Violence.
Part II: Offender Typologies, Special Groups of Offenders, and Victims.
Chapter 5: Types and Typologies of Sexual Offenders.
Chapter 6: Juvenile Offenders.
Chapter 7: Child Pornography, Prostitution and Predators.
Chapter 8: Sexual Offending in Institutional Settings.
Chapter 9: Victims.
Part III: Reponses to Sexual Offenders: Treatment, Punishment and Community Regulations.
Chapter 10: Management and Supervision of Sex Offenders in the Community.
Chapter 11: Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders.
Chapter 12: Controlling the Sexually Violent Predator.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285304012
  • ISBN-13: 9781285304014
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  • ISBN-13: 9781133049821
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