Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior

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SAGE, 2009 - Psychology - 327 pages
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A comprehensive survey of sex offenders and sexual offenses

This succinct and highly accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of a wide range of sexual behaviors and sex crimes, thoroughly addressing criminal actions from “nuisance” sex crimes, such as voyeurism and exhibitionism, to the most extreme, including rape, sex crimes against children, lust and serial murders, and more. Including unique and engaging case studies and first-person accounts from sex offenders, Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior, Third Edition provides unique insight into sex crimes, deviance, and criminal behavior theory and analysis. This engaging and easy-to-read text provides information on psychological profiling of sex offenders, the crimes they commit, the effects on their victims, and attempted treatments, in an engaging style that compels students to continue reading—even ahead of the syllabus.



Key Features

  • Two new chapters address Internet-related sex crimes and sexually motivated homicides
  • Photos and tables have been updated to provide the most cutting-edge information and reflect the thorough updating the book throughout
  • Other helpful pedagogical aids include case files and boxed news accounts that bring key concepts to life, and first-person accounts from sex criminals, medical and legal insights into the behaviors described
  • A glossary of sexual behavior and related terms is provided at the back of the text



Intended Audience
Suitably brief to serve as a core text in conjunction with readings or as a supplement to another text, this provocative textbook will spark lively discussion in undergraduate courses such as Sex Crimes, Deviance, Criminal Behavior, and Violent Crimes in departments of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, and counseling.

 

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While the point of this book is clear, the punctuation and spelling are horrible! I can not set and read a book with so many mistakes. My husband and I quit counting at nearly 100 mistakes in only chapter 4. I truly hope one of two things happen, they either quit producing books, or get better proof readers. It is hard for us to understand (and I have had several people read and they agree) when so many mistakes are present.  

Contents

Chapter 1 Sex Behaviors and Crimes in the United States
1
Understanding the Causal Nexus
29
Chapter 3 Sex in History
49
Chapter 4 Nuisance Sex Behaviors
63
Chapter 5 Incest
95
Chapter 6 Pedophilia
109
Chapter 7 Child Pornography
135
Chapter 8 Pornography
153
Chapter 10 Dangerous Sex Crimes
181
Chapter 11 Sexually Motivated Homicides
205
Chapter 12 Rape
217
Chapter 13 Victims of Sexual Assault
249
Chapter 14 Treatment of Sex Offenders
273
Glossary
295
Index
303
About the Authors
327

Chapter 9 Sex and the Internet
167

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About the author (2009)

Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them and He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

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