Perverts and Predators is the only available work that deals in-depth with the laws against sexual offending and highlights the significant role of the media in shaping sex offender legislation. The authors provide analysis of sexual offending from the unique perspectives of sexology and criminology, maintaining the premise that sex and sexuality are positive and healthy and that the only way to deal with the issue of sexual offending is through sex positive education and counseling.
Lisa A. Zilney is an assistant professor in the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, a Masters from Eastern Kentucky University, and a B.A. from the University of Windsor in Canada. Laura J. Zilney is a Sexologist with a private practice near Toronto, Ontario, Canada . She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, Carleton University, and received her doctorate from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
1 Table of Contents 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Part 4 I. Historical Perspectives on Sexual Offending Chapter 5 1. The Role of Religion Chapter 6 2. The Medical Model Chapter 7 3. Is There Any Explanation? Chapter 8 4. Historical Sexual Offending Laws Part 9 II. The Crime and the Criminals Chapter 10 5. Laws, Laws, and more Laws Chapter 11 6. Counting the Problem Chapter 12 7. Controlling Offenders Chapter 13 8. Considering the Victims Part 14 III. Learning Alternatives Chapter 15 9. Can Treatment Work? Chapter 16 10. Looking Beyond U.S. Policies Chapter 17 References 18 Index