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 


This section of readings contains a host of articles relating to the crime of rape—the involvement of alcohol in rape events, how friends can help rape victims cope with their victimization, and the services currently available for rape survivors. The readings in this section present a view of rape with which most students in criminal justice and other related fields are not familiar, and that is how rape is viewed and how those close to survivors can help these victims overcome this traumatic experience.

The first reading, “The Role of Offender Alcohol Use in Rape Attacks; An Analysis of National Crime Victimization Survey Data,” deals with a critical issue that many believe precipitates the criminal act of rape—the consumption of alcohol by either the victim ...

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