Not Monsters

Author: Pamela D. Schultz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530584
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In the wake of recent violence our nation has experienced, and the paranoia that has ensued, we've directed our attention to potential terrorists in our midst. Yet our children face more risk from people they know than from terrorists they have never met. An estimated one in five girls and one in ten boys in the United States experience some form of sexual abuse by age eighteen. What could possibly motivate a person to molest a child? Not Monsters documents the stories of nine convicted child molesters through one-on-one interviews, listening to what offenders have to say about their crimes and exploring the roots of these behaviors from a social constructionist perspective. Their words paint a compelling and frightening portrait of how sexual abuse works in Western culture to perpetuate a political and social system of dominance and control.

Understanding Child Molesters

Author: Eric Leberg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761901877
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Reducing the odds of further victimization by a convicted child molester requires a clear understanding of the offender's ability to manipulate victims. With more than 25 years of experience in the field working with every type of child molester, Eric Leberg provides the information vital to recognizing the offender’s patterns of deception and - just as important - how to respond with appropriate interventions or preventive measures This easy-to-read overview uses cases and anecdotes to highlight and reinforce important issues and concepts. A valuable resource for those who deal with offenders regularly, the book covers: the sex offender evaluation report, pre-sentence investigation report and criminal history records; legal and ethical means of obtaining information on the offender, and how the North American criminal justice system works and how it affects offenders. The authors also offer suggestions on how to utilize the criminal justice system as a resource in preventing revictimization and or reestablish new relationships with convicted sex offenders.

Unspeakable Acts

Author: Doug W. Pryor
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814766668
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The sexual abuse of children is one of the most morally unsettling and emotionally inflammatory issues in American society today. It has been estimated that roughly one out of every four girls and one in ten boys experience some form of unwanted sexual attention either inside or outside the family before they reach adulthood. How should society deal with the sexual victimization of children? Should known offenders be released back into our communities? If so, where, and with what rights, should they be allowed to live? In Unspeakable Acts, Douglas W. Pryor argues that much of this debate, designed to deal with abusers after they have offended, ignores the important issue of why men cross these forbidden sexual boundaries to molest children in the first place and how the behavior can possibly be prevented before it starts. Incorporating in-depth interviews with more than thirty convicted child molesters, Pryor explores how men become involved with breaking sexual boundaries with children. He looks at how their lives prior to offending contributed to and led up to what they did, the ways that initial interest in sex with children began, the tactics offenders employed to molest their victims over time, how they felt about and reacted to their behavior between offending episodes, and how they were ultimately able to stop. The author expands our understanding of this often reviled, little understood group, leaving us with the uneasy conclusion that the moral wall separating us from what is defined as extreme, sick behavior is not as opaque as we would like to believe.

Perverts And Predators

Author: Laura J. Zilney
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742566242
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Perverts and Predators elaborates on the numerous factors that have contributed to the passage of sexual offending laws in the United States. Authors Lisa and Laura Zilney weave together a story of how sex crimes laws were created by analyzing the changing roles of religion and the medical community, offering theoretical explanations for sex offending from the unique perspectives of criminology and sexology. Working under the central premise that sex and sexuality are positive and healthy and that the only way to deal with the issue of sexual offending is through sex positive education and counseling, Zilney and Zilney trace the history of sex offending laws and highlight cases in the media that contributed to increasingly punitive legislation. The authors provide information concerning the prevalence and incidence of sex offending, including victim and offender profiles and the frequency and types of offenses committed in order to give readers greater understanding of the problem. They discuss politics as a major player in the creation of a moral panic surrounding sex offenders and fueling public outrage to garner support for 'get tough' laws. The management of sex offenders in society is discussed, as are consequences of the punitive approach for both the offender and the victim. Comparative case studies are used to explore what the United States could learn from other countries' approaches to sexual offending.

Understanding And Addressing Adult Sexual Attraction To Children

Author: Sarah D. Goode
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135258031
Size: 70.16 MB
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Paedophiles exist and we must develop ways of living with this fact whilst ensuring that children are kept safe. This ground-breaking book demystifies the field of adult sexual attraction to children, countering the emotionality surrounding the topic of paedophilia in the popular media by careful presentation of research data and interview material. Addressing how we can work together to reduce sexual offending in this population, this text bridges the gulf in understanding between those who want to protect children and those who feel sexual attraction to children – and recognises that they are sometimes the same people. Sarah D. Goode provides an overview of the topic by defining the term 'paedophile' and discussing how many adults there may be in the general population who find themselves sexually attracted to children. She looks at how the Internet has acted as an enabler, with an explosion of child pornography and 'pro-paedophile' websites. Drawing on data from a sample of fifty-six self-defined paedophiles living in the community, she explores themes including self-identity, the place of fantasy and the forms of support available to paedophiles. Her research highlights the scale of debate within the 'online paedophile community' about issues such as the morality of sexual contact with children and encouragement to maintain a law-abiding lifestyle. Throughout, she draws careful distinctions between sexual attraction to children and sexual contact with children. The book concludes with a valuable discussion on how adult sexual contact harms children and examples of a range of initiatives which work to protect children and prevent offending. Suitable for all professionals who work with children or sexual offenders, this book gives clear guidance on what one needs to know and do to ensure children are kept safe. It will also be of interest to students studying child protection, paedophilia and child sexual abuse within other social science disciplines.

Erotic Innocence

Author: James Russell Kincaid
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822321934
Size: 49.58 MB
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Explores the current preoccupation with child molesting and children’s sexuality and the ways that this degree of fascination is itself suspect.

Child Abuse And Neglect

Author: Stefan Kiesbye
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737742725
Size: 65.44 MB
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Explores the issues of child abuse and neglect from a number of perspectives, discussing such topics as verbal and physical abuse, father-son incest, and clergy sexual abuse.

Predators

Author: Anna C. Salter
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465071739
Size: 56.89 MB
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A nationally renowned consultant on sex offenders offers a chilling and insightful psychological profile of this particular kink in the human animal, revealing how they think and how and why they commit their crimes. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.