Sexual Victimization: Then and Now provides scholars easy access to information that specifically examines the continuum of sex crimes and the perception of victims by our criminal justice system and society as a whole. This text features contributions from well-known researchers in the field and serves as an important resource to provide scholars with up-to-date research on sexual victimization that will educate students on this complex and evolving challenge for the criminal justice system. The authors approach the concept by examining how the criminal justice system handles sexual victimization, the association between individuals in a relationship and sexual assault, and unusual and special issues associated with contemporary sexual victimization. By discussing these issues, the theoretical explanations for these crimes and the effectiveness of the policy that has been applied will effectively link the criminological areas of theory, research, and policy.
Sexual harassment has been extensively studied over the past 30 years across a wide variety of contexts such as the workplace, the military, academic settings, on the streets, and among peers (e.g., Bursik & Gefter, 2011; Cortina, Swan, Fitzgerald, & Waldo, 1998; Firestone, Miller, & Harris, 2012; Lipson, 2001; Macmillan, Nierobisz, & Welsh, 2000; McDonald, 2012; O'Leary-Kelly, Bowes-Sperry, Bates, & Lean, 2009; Rock, Lipari, Cook, & Hale, 2011). More recent studies have addressed topics such as factors that influence case outcomes (Hershcovis & Barling, 2010; Kulik, Perry, & Pepper, 2003), juror decision making (Huntley & Constanzo, 2003), compensatory awards (Cass, Levett, & Kovera, 2010; Sharkey, 2006), and organizational culture and trust (Vijayasiri, 2008). However, much of the attention has been paid ...