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.
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 *