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Sexual Victimization: Offenders Speak Out about Their Victims

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

in The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

There are several characteristics that designate a crime (that is, being unusual), an offender (being famous), or a victim (being important) as “newsworthy.” With child sexual victimizations, ... More


The Sex Crimes of the Red Light Bandit (1948–1954)

Theodore Hamm

in Rebel and a Cause: Caryl Chessman and the Politics of the Death Penalty in Postwar California, 1948-1974

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520224278
eISBN:
9780520925236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224278.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Longstanding stereotypes of the violent sex criminal were both contested and revised in the postwar period. From the 1930s onward, activists like Jesse Daniel Aames, the Communist Party, and the ... More


Restorative Justice for Acquaintance Rape and Misdemeanor Sex Crimes

Mary P. Koss

in Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195335484
eISBN:
9780199864331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335484.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Chapter Abstract: Problems in the criminal justice system response to date-acquaintance rape and misdemeanor sex crimes include (a) they are erroneously viewed as minor; (b) ... More


Court Reporting

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates how newspapers reported the sexual transgressions that featured in court cases. The News of the World perfected this genre with a commercially successful balance of ... More


Epilogue

Charles Patrick Ewing

in Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732678
eISBN:
9780199894550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. Over the past two decades or so, federal, state, and local governments have waged a so-called “war on sex offenders.” Legislators and policymakers have ... More


Penal Policies and the Impact of War

Clive Emsley

in Crime, Police, and Penal Policy: European Experiences 1750-1940

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202850
eISBN:
9780191707995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202850.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Before the outbreak of the First World War across Europe, there were some general moves towards liberalization in the courts and the alleviation of punishment, most notably with regard to juveniles. ... More


When Is a Rapist a Sex Offender?: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Statutes

Rose Corrigan

in Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707937
eISBN:
9780814725214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707937.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines sex offender registration and community notification (SORCN) laws. It explores how local legal cultures and pre-existing prosecutorial attitudes toward sex crimes influence the ... More


When Is a Rapist a Sex Offender?: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Statutes

Rose Corrigan

in Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707937
eISBN:
9780814725214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707937.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines sex offender registration and community notification (SORCN) laws. It explores how local legal cultures and pre-existing prosecutorial attitudes toward sex crimes influence the ... More


The Juvenile Sex Offender

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the measurement and meaning of sex crimes committed by children and adolescents in the United States. The starting point for this analysis is not arrest statistics or survey ... More


The Offenses

James C. Oleson

in Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520282414
eISBN:
9780520958098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282414.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the self-reports for seventy-two different offenses. Rates of prevalence (the percentage of the sample reporting an offense), incidence (the number of offenses reported by the ... More


Continuity and Change in American Sex-Crime Policy

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Criminal justice policy toward adult sex offenders has a powerful influence on the policies used for younger offenders in both criminal and juvenile courts, for which reason policy toward adolescent ... More


Registration, Community Notification, and Juvenile Sex Offenders: Resolving Policy Conflicts

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the operations and rationale for registration and community notification laws as they relate to juvenile sex offenders. The first section distinguishes between registration and ... More


Erich Wulffen and the case of the criminal

Birgit Lang

in A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099434
eISBN:
9781526124098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099434.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

State Prosecutor and legal reformer Erich Wulffen used the case study genre for legal and largely didactic purposes. Chapter 4 illustrates the adoption of the conventions of sexological case writing ... More


The Emergence of Juvenile Sex-Offender Treatment

in An American Travesty: Legal Responses to Adolescent Sexual Offending

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226983578
eISBN:
9780226983592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226983592.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The number of juveniles arrested for sex offenses has remained stable over the past quarter century and there are no indications that the behaviors leading to arrests or the likelihood of repetition ... More


Childhood Innocence, Adult Criminality: Child Prostitution and Moral Anxiety

Saheed Aderinto

in When Sex Threatened the State: Illicit Sexuality, Nationalism, and Politics in Colonial Nigeria, 1900-1958

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038884
eISBN:
9780252096846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038884.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines underage sex work and the emergence of the idea of the erotic child. The idea of child prostitution as a sex crime against children and the framing of the sexual child ... More


Jack the Ripper and the London Press

L. Perry Curtis Jr.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088724
eISBN:
9780300133691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088724.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was, of necessity, filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown, and Victorian journalists had little ... More


Conclusion: Ripped from the Headlines

Dawn Rae Flood

in Rape in Chicago: Race, Myth, and the Courts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036897
eISBN:
9780252094415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036897.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter considers the myriad legal and medical reforms that have been established since the 1970s in enhancing access to justice for rape victims. At the same time the chapter looks ... More


Living with It

Joel Sachs

in Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195108958
eISBN:
9780190268015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195108958.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Henry Cowell's life in California's San Quentin Prison, where he was sentenced to fifteen years beginning in 1936 due to a morals charge involving a young man. The San ... More


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