The Labeling of Sex Offenders

The Unintended Consequences of the Best Intentioned Public Policies

Author: Sean Maddan

Publisher: University Press of America


Category: Political Science

Page: 91

View: 186

"The Labeling of Sex Offenders contributes to the research on the effects of sex offender registration and notification policies using the labeling perspective. The labeling perspective asserts that offenders who are labeled are more likely to re-offend; this is counter to sex offender registration policies, which assume that knowing the identity and whereabouts of sex offenders is imperative to the public's ability to protect itself. This research used criminal data from the State of Arkansas within the framework of a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the recidivism of the first three waves of sex offenders registered (1997-1999) vs. a comparison group of sex offenders from a decade earlier (1978-1989). Key variables used to explain specific and general recidivism included the application of an active label, prior exposure to formal and informal labels, the intensity of the label, race, sex, and age. The findings presented by Madden indicate that there is no statistically significant difference between the two groups of sex offenders in terms of recidivism."--BOOK JACKET.

Sun, Sex, and Gold

Tourism and Sex Work in the Caribbean

Author: Kamala Kempadoo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 443

For abstracts see: Caribbean abstracts, no. 11, 1999-2000 (2001); p. 61.

Reading Sex and the City

Author: Kim Akass

Publisher: I.B.Tauris


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

View: 243

A highly readable and critically astute study of HBO's hit comedy, Sex and the City

Sex and Society


Publisher: Marshall Cavendish


Category: Sex

Page: 960

View: 794

The meaning of sex and sexuality becomes increasingly important over the course of human development. This is a comprehensive guide to current knowledge and expert analysis of sex and sexuality.

Men who Sell Sex

International Perspectives on Male Prostitution and HIV/AIDS

Author: Peter Aggleton

Publisher: Temple University Press


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

View: 550

Each chapter, written by a national expert, is based on months and even years of interviews with male sex workers, including young boys and elderly men in some countries. The workers discuss why they do the work, what it is like, and what their behavior means to them. For example, those who have regular sex with men often strenuously affirm their heterosexuality, though there is considerable variety in their attitudes.

Sex, Mind, and Emotion

Innovation in Psychological Theory and Practice

Author: Janice Hiller

Publisher: Karnac Books


Category: Psychology

Page: 300

View: 724

Recent decades have seen a decline in the emphasis on sexuality in psychoanalytic theory, whilst clinical psychology has become more involved in sexual health issues. Sexuality remains at the core of human experience and where there are psychological and psychotherapeutic treatments, there will be sexual issues to be addressed. Sex, Mind, and Emotion is a collection of predominantly clinical papers, exploring innovative work in the field. The central tenet of the book is that sexual behaviour cannot be divorced from the emotional context in which it occurs or the meaning of that behaviour to the individual and therefore no chapter is about sex without also addressing mind and emotion.The book uses a fusion of psychoanalytic, systemic and cognitive theories in conjunction with public service practice. It deals with important and relevant topics such as the treatment of sex offenders; the compulsive use of internet pornography; the psychosexual development of adolescents growing up with HIV; the psychodynamics of unsafe sex; refugees and sexuality; services for people with gender dysphoria; psychological treatment for survivors of rape and sexual assault; and loss of sexual interest.

The Philosophy of Sex

Contemporary Readings

Author: Alan Soble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 537

View: 882

Thirty contemporary essays that explore philosophically, conceptually, and theologically the nature, social meanings, and morality of contemporary sexual phenomena. From publisher description.

The Juvenile Sex Offender

Author: Howard E. Barbaree

Publisher: Guilford Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 396

View: 118

From leading scientists and practitioners, this authoritative work examines what is known about the nature and development of juvenile sexual offending, the consequences for both victims and perpetrators, and approaches to assessment, intervention, and relapse prevention. Pathways of normal sexual development are described, and the biological, social, and psychological processes that lead to sexual conduct problems are investigated. The book explores how juvenile offenders are dealt with in the mental health and criminal justice systems, reviews available psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches, and provides research-based recommendations for improving existing practices.

Prison Sex

Practice and Policy

Author: Christopher Hensley

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 189

View: 785

Sex in prison remains a taboo subject. This comprehensive volume explores prison sex, presenting original research on consensual and nonconsensual intercourse, as well as the effects of conjugal visitation policies and HIV/AIDS management.