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
Chapter 9: Inmate Sexual Assault: The Plague That Persists
Inmate Sexual Assault: The Plague That Persists
The American Correctional System Stretched beyond its Capacity
As an increasing number of Americans are being incarcerated in the nation's prisons, jails, and correctional facilities—1.86 million (Beck, 2000)—the horror of sexual victimization while incarcerated continues to affect countless individuals. Mental health professionals who serve inmates (both juvenile and adult) within correctional facilities and upon release to the community are in a unique position to address this problem in a number of ways.
Although the problem of inmate sexual assault has been known and examined for the past 30 years, the body of evidence has failed to be translated into effective intervention strategies for treating inmate victims and for ensuring improved ...