Sex Crime: Sex Offending and Society

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Willan Pub., Jan 1, 2005 - Law - 214 pages
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This book provides a lucid account of the nature and extent of sex crime and offending in contemporary Britain, and the policies and legislative actions taken to combat this. Sex offenders have become 'demonised' figures, which has made it essential to explain the phenomena and to formulate appropriate policies and law. This second edition builds upon the successful first edition, and is revised and expanded to reflect the many developments which have taken place in this field. In particular it takes full account of the Sexual Offences Act 2003; new laws on domestic violence; the establishment of the Criminal Records Bureau and centralised screening; new multi-agency arrangements to monitor the 'dangerous' person in the community; new measures to tackle internet crime and pornography; and the cross frontier trafficking of women and children for purposes of prostitution. The book now covers both criminal justice approaches to sexual offending and the civil processes towards greater protection from sexual offending.

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Terry Thomas is Reader in Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Leeds Metropolitan University.

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