Sex Crime, Offenders, and Society: A Critical Look at Sexual Offending and Policy

Sex crime management has become a ”growth industry” recently, with several laws being enacted nationally to respond to sex offending. Perhaps reflecting this increased interest in preventing sexual violence, a growing body of literature has been devoted toward understanding the nature and extent of sex crime, its causes, and public and policy responses to sexContinue reading “Sex Crime, Offenders, and Society: A Critical Look at Sexual Offending and Policy”

Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy (Law and Public Policy)

by Seth C Kalichman (Author), John Q La Fond (Author), Bruce J Winick (Editor), & 4 more Legal and mental health experts explore the ramifications of the controversial sexual predator commitment laws, registration and community notification laws, and chemical castration laws that have come into existence since 1990. The increasing number of sex crimes, especially those committed by released sex offenders against young victims,Continue reading “Protecting Society from Sexually Dangerous Offenders: Law, Justice, and Therapy (Law and Public Policy)”

Sexual Predators: Society, Risk, and the Law (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health)

Convicted sex offenders released from custody at the end of their criminal sentences pose a risk for re-offense. In many US states, Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) laws have been enacted that allow for the post-prison preventive detention of high risk sex offenders. SVP laws require the courts to make dispositions that protect the public fromContinue reading “Sexual Predators: Society, Risk, and the Law (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health)”

Failure to Protect: America’s Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State

Most crimes of sexual violence are committed by people known to the victim―acquaintances and family members. Yet politicians and the media overemphasize predatory strangers when legislating against and reporting on sexual violence. In this book, Eric S. Janus goes far beyond sensational headlines to expose the reality of the laws designed to prevent sexual crimes.Continue reading “Failure to Protect: America’s Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State”

Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

by Charles Patrick Ewing Over the past quarter century Congress, state legislatures and the courts have radically reshaped America’s laws dealing with sex offenders in an effort to reduce the prevalence of sex offenses. Most convicted sex offenders must now register with the authorities, who then make information about them available to the public. PossessionContinue reading “Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy”

Sex Panic and the Punitive State

ROGER N. LANCASTER“Lancaster’s approach is fresh, critical and engaging. Many scholars have examinedAmerica’s ‘carceral state,’ but few so successfully combine personal narrative and passion with sober assessment. This is a landmark book—a dismaying, angry, but powerful analysis of America’s justice system.”—Michael Sherry, Northwestern University “Sex Panic and the Punitive State is a passionate, wide-ranging analysisContinue reading “Sex Panic and the Punitive State”

The Feminist and the Sex Offender

Confronting Sexual Harm, Ending State Violence By Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners >>> https://www.versobooks.com/books/3176-the-feminist-and-the-sex-offender Description:  In the era of #MeToo and mass incarceration, The Feminist and the Sex Offender makes a powerful feminist case for accountability without punishment and sexual safety and pleasure without injustice.  With analytical clarity and narrative force, Levine and Meiner’s book contends with twoContinue reading “The Feminist and the Sex Offender”

A Prison by Any Other Name

by Maya Schenwar  (Author), Victoria Law  (Author), Michelle Alexander (Foreword)  SOURCE: https://www.amazon.com/Prison-Any-Other-Name-Consequences-ebook/dp/B07VPL283N#:~:text=In%20Prison%20by%20Any%20Other,status%20quo%20when%20pursuing%20change. A crucial indictment of widely embraced “alternatives to incarceration” that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance “But what does it mean—really—to celebrate reforms that convert your home into your prison?”—Michelle Alexander, from the foreword Electronic monitoring. Locked-down drug treatment centers.Continue reading “A Prison by Any Other Name”

The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration

By Aya Gruber  Order from the publisher, University of California Press. >>>https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520304512/the–feminist-war-on-crime Read an excerpt:  Description:  Many feminists grapple with the problem of hyper-incarceration in the United States, and yet commentators on gender crime continue to assert that criminal law is not tough enough. This punitive impulse, prominent legal scholar Aya Gruber argues, is dangerous and counterproductive. In their questContinue reading “The Feminist War on Crime: The Unexpected Role of Women’s Liberation in Mass Incarceration”