Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Research and Realities provides an overview of social scientific theory and research on sex crimes and sex offenders. Most other books on the market are focused on a single issue-such as treatment, rape, pedophilia, theory, etc. This book is unique in that it covers the most current theory and research along with individual cases of sex crimes (e.g., Kobe Bryant, Jerry Sandusky, and other case studies), effectively linking theory and research with the realities of sex crimes and sex offenders as well as their victims. Vandiver, Braithwaite, and Stafford are careful to dispel myths and to focus on the heterogeneity of sex crimes and sex offenders, and not on any one issue or population or theory. Instead, they weave a framework using a full range of theoretical concepts and research data to integrate their discussions of crimes, offenders, victims, treatments, and policy implications. The result is a valuable resource for students and early-stage researchers investigating sex crimes or offenders.
Donna Vandiver, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She co-authored Juvenile sex offenders: What the public needs to know in 2008. She has published on a broad range of topics related to sex crimes and sex offenders, with a focus on female and juvenile sex offenders. She has authored/co-authored 26 refereed articles and book chapters. Jeremy Braithwaite, Ph.D., is an Evaluation Manager at Social Solutions International, Inc., in Rockville, Maryland. He has published 12 refereed articles and over 50 technical reports for federal agencies, including Health and Human Services and the U.S. Air Force. He is currently working on a book on rape and domestic violence in rural Alaskan communities. Mark Stafford, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He is the co-author of American delinquency: Its meaning and construction (3rd ed., 4th ed.) and has published more than 30 refereed articles and book chapters.
Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Theories about Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders Chapter Three: Rape Chapter Four: Child Sexual Abuse Chapter Five: Child Pornography Chapter Six: Juvenile Sex Offenders Chapter Seven: Female Sex Offenders Chapter Eight: Institutional Abuse: Child Molesters and Rapists Chapter Nine: Investigations of Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders Chapter Ten: Assessment Tools and Treatment of Sex Offenders Chapter Eleven: Registration Laws and Civil Commitment of Sexual Offenders Chapter Twelve: Conclusion