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Sex Fiends Perverts And Pedophiles

Author : Chrysanthi S. Leon
ISBN : 9780814765302
Genre : Social Science
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From MeganOCOs Law to JessicaOCOs Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS monitoring, a dramatic expansion of the civil commitment procedures, and severe restrictions on where released sex offenders may live. In Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles, Chrysanthi Leon argues that, while the singular notion of the sexual boogeyman has been used to justify these harsh policies, not all sex offenders are the same and such OCyone size fits allOCO policies can unfairly punish other offenders of lesser crimes, needlessly targeting, sometimes ostracizing, citizens from their own communities. While many recognize that prison is not the right tool for every crime problem, Leon compellingly argues that the U.S. maintains a one-size-fits-all approach to sexual offending which is undermining public safety. Leon explains how weOCOve reached this pointOCowith a large incarcerated sex offender population, many of whom will be released in the coming years with multiple barriers to their success in the community, and without much expertise to guide them or to guide those who are charged to help them. Leon argues that we cannot blame the public, nor even the politicians, except indirectly. Instead, we might blame the institutions we charge with making placement decisions and with the expertsOCoboth those who have chosen to work in the field and those who have caused its marginalization. Ultimately, Leon shows that when policies intended for the worst offenders take over, all of us suffer."

Challenging Perspectives On Street Based Sex Work

Author : Katie Hail-Jares
ISBN : 1439914532
Genre : Social Science
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Are sex workers victims, criminals, or just trying to make a living? Over the last five years, public policy and academic discourse have moved from criminalization of sex workers to victim-based understanding, shaped by human trafficking. While most research focuses on macro-level policies and theories, less is known about the on-the-ground perspectives of people whose lives are impacted by sex work, including attorneys, social workers, police officers, probation officers, and sex workers themselves. Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work brings the voices of lower-echelon sex workers and those individuals charged with policy development and enforcement into conversation with one another. Chapters highlight some of the current approaches to sex work, such as diversion courts, trafficking task forces, law enforcement assisted diversion and decriminalization. It also examines how sex workers navigate seldom-discussed social phenomenon like gentrification, pregnancy, imperialism, and being subjects of research. Through dialogue, our authors reveal the complex reality of engaging in and regulating sex work in the United States and through American aid abroad. Contributors include: Aneesa A. Baboolal, Marie Bailey-Kloch, Mira Baylson, Nachale "Hua" Boonyapisomparn, Belinda Carter, Jennifer Cobbina, Ruby Corado, Eileen Corcoran, Kate D'Adamo, Edith Kinney, Margot Le Neveu, Martin A. Monto, Linda Muraresku, Erin O'Brien, Sharon Oselin. Catherine Paquette, Dan Steele, Chase Strangio, Signy Toquinto, and the editors.

The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma

Author : Monica Williams
ISBN : 9781479841097
Genre : Social Science
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The controversy surrounding community responses to housing for sexually violent predators When a South Carolina couple killed a registered sex offender and his wife after they moved into their neighborhood in 2013, the story exposed an extreme and relatively rare instance of violence against sex offenders. While media accounts would have us believe that vigilantes across the country lie in wait for predators who move into their neighborhoods, responses to sex offenders more often involve collective campaigns that direct outrage toward political and criminal justice systems. No community wants a sex offender in its midst, but instead of vigilantism, Monica Williams argues, citizens often leverage moral, political, and/or legal authority to keep these offenders out of local neighborhoods. Her book, the culmination of four years of research, 70 in-depth interviews, participant observations, and studies of numerous media sources, reveals the origins and characteristics of community responses to sexually violent predators (SVP) in the U.S. Specifically, The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma examines the placement process for released SVPs in California and the communities’ responses to those placements. Taking the reader into the center of these related issues, Monica Williams provokes debate on the role of communities in the execution of criminal justice policies, while also addressing the responsibility of government institutions to both groups of citizens. The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma is sure to promote increased civic engagement to help strengthen communities, increase public safety, and ensure government accountability.

Moral Panic

Author : Philip Jenkins
ISBN : 0300109636
Genre : Family & Relationships
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It is commonly acknowledged that sexual abuse of children is a grave and pervasive problem and that child molesters are predators who compulsively repeat their crimes and have little hope of cure. Yet as recently as twenty years ago many experts viewed the problem far less seriously, declaring that molestation was a very rare offense and that molesters were merely confused individuals unlikely to repeat their offenses. Over the past century, opinion has fluctuated between these radically different perspectives. This timely book traces shifting social responses to adult sexual contacts with children, whether this involves molestation by strangers or incestuous acts by family members. The book explores how and why concern about the sexual offender has fluctuated in North America since the late nineteenth century.

Homies And Hermanos

Author : Robert Brenneman
ISBN : 9780199753840
Genre : Religion
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Using the tools of sociological theory, Robert Brenneman seeks to discover why a pot-smoking, gun-wielding "homie" gang member would want to trade in la vida loca for a Bible and the buttoned-down lifestyle of an evangelical hermano (brother in Christ) - and to what extent this strategy works for the many youth who have tried it.

Conversations With A Pedophile

Author : Amy Hammel-Zabin
ISBN : 1569804419
Genre : Social Science
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How does the mind of a paedophile work? How does a paedophile lay the groundwork that lures children into his web and succeed in abusing them to satisfy his own sick needs? As a therapist in the prison where sex offender 'Alan' was incarcerated, Dr. Amy Hammel-Zabin can help answer these questions thanks to her unparalleled access to the uncensored voice of a paedophile who sexually abused more than a thousand boys. Conversations with a Pedophile is written in the interest of all children so parents can better protect them from this horrendous crime in the future.

The Politics Of Lust

Author : John Ince
ISBN : 9781615923021
Genre : Psychology
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...a straightforward examination of where we are in regard to our sexuality and how we got to be that way. It is a compelling and important work. - Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon)[Ince is] not wrong about the Puritanism that seems to govern American life at times; and he's got a point about the hypocrisy of glorifying violence on TV and in movies while clamping down on nudity and depictions of consensual sex between adults. - RuminatorSex is one of the great joys of life - satisfying to the body, sublime to the soul. But when we examine our sexual psychology with a careful eye, we will find a reservoir of fear toward sexual expression. From nudity to public sex, masturbation to homosexuality, monogamy to group sex, pornography to prostitution, eroticism secretly disturbs us. Yet the existence of this pervasive sexual anxiety is not widely recognized.The Politics of Lust exposes our hidden sexual anxiety and the disturbing social system that breeds it in the minds of millions of people. The challenging ideas set out in this book will give you a radical new perspective on your sexuality and your society.John Ince is a lawyer, journalist, and cofounder of The Art of Loving (www.taol.ca), a sexuality center in Vancouver, BC. He is also the founder of The Erosha School of Erotic Massage (www.erosha.com). A member of the Bar for 23 years, he is one of the few lawyers expert in laws pertaining to sexuality. The author of four other books, he is a frequent public speaker and producer of controversial performance theater pieces that have attracted international media attention.

The Sexual Criminal

Author : Joseph Paul De River
ISBN : 0965032426
Genre : Psychology
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Originally published fifty years ago as a criminology/sexology textbook for law enforcement personnel, The Sexual Criminal is a fascinating glimpse at the seedy L.A. Confidential underbelly of a dark and fetid Los Angeles, a city littered with innumerable true-life noir characters: a hophead butcher who eviscerates his dance-hall girlfriend; an electrician who makes love to his pet collie; an Italian immigrant who engages in clandestine necrophilia; an inebriated hustler who strangles his homosexual meal ticket; an adulterous housewife who puts rat poison in her husband's coffee. Written in a terse, Dragnet-like style by the controversial autocratic director of the Los Angeles Police Department's Sex Offense Bureau, and graphically illustrated with mugshots and harshly-lit photographs of violently torn bodies, The Sexual Criminal is both an amazing sociological time capsule of a not-so-distant era in the history of Los Angeles and a voyeuristic, prurient examination of the explosive sex lives of its inhabitants.

Nickel Plated

Author : Aric Davis
ISBN : 1935597329
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nickel lives by his wits on the streets, blackmailing pedophiles and selling marijuana, but when a young girl, Arrow, needs help finding her runaway sister, Nickel's investigation leads to the dark world of child traffickers.

Folk Devils And Moral Panics

Author : Stanley Cohen
ISBN : 9781136807046
Genre : Social Science
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'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

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