Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Caryn E. Neumann
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  • ISBN-10: 1598841785
  • ISBN-13: 9781598841787
  • DDC: 364.15
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 311 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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News coverage of sexual violence is everywhere, but maybe statistics tell the real story; according to researchers, it is possible that up to 90 percent of female rapes are never reported. In addition, we are learning more every day about previously invisible forms of sexual crime, such as incest, sexual victimization of males, and abuse of children.

Authoritative and informative, Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook offers a thoroughly up-to-date report on an issue of extraordinary urgency. It is an expert introduction to a variety of often misunderstood crimes.

Sexual Crime begins with a background chapter outlining the causes and definitions of sexual crime, legal and cultural attitudes over the past three centuries, and common myths surrounding this sensitive subject. It then offers wide-ranging coverage of issues, including date rape, crimes involving male victims, rape in prison, female perpetrators, medical treatments, political ramifications, and other contemporary issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in ABC-Clio's Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Issues, Controversies, and Problems.
3: Worldwide Perspectives.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographies.
6: Paul Martin Andrews (1960-).
7: Joanne Archambault (n.d.).
8: Barbara Blaine (n.d.).
9: Yosef Blau (n.d.).
10: Carol Bohmer (n.d.).
11: Stephen Donaldson (1946-1996).
12: Mark Dratch (1958-).
13: Susan Estrich (1952-).
14: Bakira Hasecic (n.d.).
15: Mukhtar Mai (1972-).
16: Betty Makoni (n.d.).
17: Somaly Mam (b. 1970 or 1971-).
18: Trisha Meili (1960-).
19: Florence Mumba (1948-).
20: Victoria Polin (n.d.).
21: Kathy Redmond (n.d.).
22: Jill Saward (1965-).
23: Russell Dan Smith (1950-).
24: Sandyawan Sumardi (1958-).
25: John Walsh (1945-).
26: Laura X (n.d.).
27: Further Reading.
28: Data and Documents.
29: Historical Data.
30: Prostitution.
31: Violent Sexual Criminals.
32: Victim Data.
33: Sexual Crime on Campus.
34: Prison Rape.
35: Rates of Forcible Rape Nationwide.
36: Further Reading.
37: Directory of Organizations.
38: State and Territorial Organizations.
39: Resources.
About the Author.