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.
Chapter 8: Sexual Victimization Online
The world has never before seen such amazing advances in technology, which allow humans to do things they never before thought possible. But with these advances come problems, especially when it comes to the accessibility of information and material on the Internet. The Internet provides an environment where criminals can act anonymously, sheltered from potential repercussions. It also creates an atmosphere in which sexual materials can be easily accessed by anyone able to use a computer. Users of the Internet can effortlessly search for pornographic materials or even stumble upon such websites. With such ease of access to materials of a sexual nature, crimes involving child pornography and sexual solicitation have soared. This chapter aims to first ...