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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


Sex Offender Registration, Notification, and Restriction Laws

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/9780199732678.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines sex offender registration, notification, and restriction laws. It begins by looking at the historical roots of these laws—now long-defunct efforts by a number of states to ... More


Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders

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/9780199732678.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter deals with sexually violent predator (SVP) laws. It begins by looking at the historical roots of these laws, which lie in what were once known as “sexual psychopath” laws—long-abandoned ... More


Washington State Deliberates: From Fortress Prison to De‐Escalation

Vanessa Barker

in The Politics of Imprisonment: How the Democratic Process Shapes the Way America Punishes Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195370027
eISBN:
9780199871315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370027.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details the case study of Washington State. It shows how a democratic process based on deliberative democracy led to relatively mild penal regime, with low rates of imprisonment and high ... More


Special Categories of Serious and Violent Offenders: Drug Dealers, Gang Members, Homicide Offenders, and Sex Offenders

Richard Rosenfeld, Helene R. White, and Finn-Aage Esbensen

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines drug dealing and gang membership, and to a lesser extent sex offending and homicide, with respect to age of onset and desistance, correlates and causes, and offense ... More


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

Charles Patrick Ewing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199732678
eISBN:
9780199894550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Over the past quarter century Congress, state legislatures, and the courts have radically reshaped America's laws dealing with sex offenders in an effort to reduce the prevalence of sex offenses. ... More


The Paradoxical Consequences of Success

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the question of activists' engagement with the state, examining the different forms that movement organizations' relationships with state authorities took during the 1990s and ... 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


Extending Rehabilitative Principles to Violent Sexual Offenders

Judith V. Becker and Jill D. Stinson

in Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384642
eISBN:
9780199914609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384642.003.0061
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Sex offenders in correctional or other forensic residential settings present a number of challenges for those responsible for treating and assessing their risk to the community. This chapter argues ... More


The Return of the Blob: The Heterogeneity of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Frank C. DiCataldo

in The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720011
eISBN:
9780814785225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720011.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter challenges the notion that the juvenile sex offender is a distinct category of juvenile offenders. The term juvenile sex offender is essentially a legal designation but it purports to ... More


Internet Sex Offenders

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/9780199732678.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines laws, sentences, and law enforcement methods applicable to individuals who use or attempt to use the Internet as a means of arranging sexual encounters with minors, mostly ... More


Transcendent Homosexuals, Dangerous Sex Offenders

Joseph J. Fischel

in Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816694754
eISBN:
9781452954363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694754.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter 2 anatomizes the legal fiction of the sex offender by reading Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark Supreme Court ruling holding sodomy laws unconstitutional, against two contemporaneously decided ... 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


Possession of Child Pornography

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/9780199732678.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter deals with laws criminalizing the possession of child pornography and mandating lengthy prison terms for many of those convicted of this offense, particularly those sentenced in federal ... More


Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Michael F. Caldwell

in Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479816873
eISBN:
9781479863402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816873.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents several assumptions that serve as the foundation for recent legislation designed to incapacitate or allow closer supervision of sexual offenders. Foremost among these was 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


Applying Sex Offender Registry Laws to Juvenile Offenders: Biases Against Stigmatized Youth

Jessica M. Salerno, Margaret Stevenson, Cynthia J. Najdowski, Tisha R. A. Wiley, Bette L. Bottoms, and Liana Peter-Hagene

in Psychology, Law, and the Wellbeing of Children

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199934218
eISBN:
9780199356874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934218.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The need to protect children from dangerous sex offenders has led to policies that require juvenile sex offenders to register on public online registries. It is important to determine the ... More


Chemical Castration: The Johns Hopkins Clinic and

William Green

in Contraceptive Risk: The FDA, Depo-Provera, and the Politics of Experimental Medicine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479876990
eISBN:
9781479825929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876990.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Judith Weisz's story of the politics of drug risk management comes full circle by returning to the FDA's limited control over Depo-Provera's experimental use first explored in Chapter 1. Now her ... 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


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