This wide-ranging anthology offers a variety of perspectives with excerpts from books and current articles from research journals, plus four original contributed articles. Topics covered include the major types of sex crimes and offenders, therapies, juvenile sex offenses, and nuisance sexual offenders. This book is designed as a stand alone or as a supplemental text to Sex Crimes, 2/e. Features of this text include: Cutting-edge articles by top scholars in the field Major units of the reader parallel and enhance the contents of Sex Crimes 2/e
Nuisance Sex Behaviors and Crime
In this first series of readings, we are concerned with those behaviors that are neither dangerous nor threatening to society. We have deliberately chosen readings that reflect various forms of sexual behaviors.
The first reading, “Swinging: A Functional Alternative to Prostitution,” deals with co-marital sexual behavior. Relying upon past research while working on his doctorate degree at Indiana University, coupled with additional current research and interviews, Ronald Holmes offers a glimpse into the world of fun moralists, or swingers. The original research was based on interviews with 268 swingers in the Midwest. Now, 20 years later, other swingers were interviewed, along with five couples from the original group. For several years, swinging was in a moribund state, ...