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Sex Crimes

Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives

Alissa Ackerman Rich Furman



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Columbia University Press
16 June 2015
Sex crimes, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, are increasingly transnational in nature, introducing unique cross-border and cross-cultural challenges for police, the courts, and the law. Policy makers and practitioners are in need of a resource that explores the incidence, prosecution, and treatment of sexual crimes across different countries and cultures.

This book is the first to investigate all aspects of sexual crimes and the policy and management initiatives developed to address them from a transnational, global perspective. Introducing an array of tools for reducing the prevalence and consequences of sex crimes, this volume brings together leading scholars in criminology, criminal justice, social work, and law to discuss topics ranging from sex trafficking and sex tourism to pornography, cyberstalking, and sexual abuse in the military and the Catholic church. Case studies track the reporting of these crimes, the methods used to interview victims and perpetrators, and the policies enacted to punish those involved.
Edited by:   Alissa Ackerman, Rich Furman
Imprint:   Columbia University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   354g
ISBN:   9780231169493
ISBN 10:   0231169493
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   16 June 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alissa R. Ackerman is assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her current work focuses on sex offender policy and management and the nature, context, and extent of sexual victimization. Rich Furman is professor of social work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is also affiliated with the Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies programs and the criminal justice program at UWT. His recent books include Social Work Practice with Men at Risk and Transnational Social Work Practice.

Reviews for Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives

This book presents various forms and contexts in which sexual crime takes place and how international perspectives on sexuality, human rights, and moral and legal principles provide a global framework. The latter is likely to expand and enrich students' understanding of sex crimes and appreciation of how local conditions shape sexual crimes and communities' responses to them. The book introduces students to the global range of sex offenses, sexual deviance, and sexual violence, presenting the many forms these behaviors take, the diverse contexts in which they occur, the international approaches to the manifestation of sex offenses, and the policies that address them. -- Edna Erez, University of Illinois at Chicago Sex Crimes provides a welcome new perspective on much discussed yet often poorly understood themes. The editors successfully analyze the complexity of sex crimes beyond the emotive outrage that some, not other, sex crimes elicit in the public eye. Instead, they propose a transnational framework to look at such crimes, exploring legal approaches as well as policies of treatment, prevention, and support. The excellent and diverse presentation of case studies and contexts, from trafficking to war crimes, animal rights, and masculinity studies, helps highlight links between and disruptions in the way sex crimes are seen and dealt with in international and domestic law and policy. A must read for anyone interested in sex crimes and the transnational. -- Jelke Boesten, King's College London A good read and a good introduction to the field.... Highly recommended. * Choice * An essential read for anyone interested in gaining a more complete and global perspective on sexual violence. * Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma *

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