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Sex Crimes
Patterns and Behavior

Third Edition

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Sex Crimes

© 2009 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

A comprehensive survey of sex offenders and sexual offenses

This succinct and highly accessible text provides a comprehensive overview of a wide range of sexual behaviors and sex crimes, thoroughly addressing criminal actions from "nuisance" sex crimes, such as voyeurism and exhibitionism, to the most extreme, including rape, sex crimes against children, lust and serial murders, and more. Including unique and engaging case studies and first-person accounts from sex offenders, Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior, Third Edition provides unique insight into sex crimes, deviance, and criminal behavior theory and analysis. This engaging and easy-to-read text provides information on psychological profiling of sex offenders, the crimes they commit, the effects on their victims, and attempted treatments, in an engaging style that compels students to continue reading—even ahead of the syllabus.



Key Features

  • Two new chapters address Internet-related sex crimes and sexually motivated homicides
  • Photos and tables have been updated to provide the most cutting-edge information and reflect the thorough updating the book throughout
  • Other helpful pedagogical aids include case files and boxed news accounts that bring key concepts to life, and first-person accounts from sex criminals, medical and legal insights into the behaviors described
  • A glossary of sexual behavior and related terms is provided at the back of the text



Intended Audience
Suitably brief to serve as a core text in conjunction with readings or as a supplement to another text, this provocative textbook will spark lively discussion in undergraduate courses such as Sex Crimes, Deviance, Criminal Behavior, and Violent Crimes in departments of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, and counseling.

 
SEX BEHAVIORS AND CRIMES IN THE UNTIED STATES
INTRODUCTION  
WHAT IS NORMAL SEX?  
HOMOSEXUALITY AS A SEXUAL BEHAVIOR  
Types of Homosexuals  
SEXUAL STANDARDS  
The Statistical Standard  
The Cultural Standard  
Religious Normalcy  
The Subjective Standard  
NORMAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR  
ELEMENTS IN SEXUAL BEHAVIOR  
Fantasy  
Symbolism  
Ritualism  
Compulsion  
COMBINING THE ELEMENTS  
CONCLUSION  
REFERENCES  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
 
THEORIES OF SEXUAL DEVIANCE: UNDERSTANDING THE CAUSAL NEXUS
INTRODUCTION  
THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT  
INDIVIDUAL LEVEL EXPLANATION OF SEXUAL DEVIANCE  
PSYCHOLOGICAL MODELS OF DEVIANCE  
PSYCHIATRIC MODELS OF SEXUAL DEVIANCE  
THE SOCIAL LEARNING MODEL  
THE ACQUISITION PHASE  
INSTIGATION MECHANISMS  
THE MAINTAINING MECHANISMS  
THE CONSTITUTIONAL MODEL  
CONSTITUTIONAL CRIMINOLOGY  
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND CRIME  
THE RISE OF SOCIOBIOLOGY  
BASIC PROPOSITIONS OF SOCIOBIOLOGICAL TRAIT THEORY  
CHEMICAL IMBALANCES AND HORMONAL INFLUENCES  
CONCLUSION  
REFERENCES  
 
SEX AND HISTORY
INTRODUCTION  
FAMILY TYPES  
THE HEBREW FAMILY  
THE GREEK FAMILY  
THE ROMAN FAMILY  
THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY  
THE FAMILY IN THE MIDDLE AGES  
CURRENT SEXUAL STANDARDS  
SEX IN THE 21ST CENTURY  
CONCLUSION  
REFERENCES  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
 
NUISANCE SEX BEHAVIORS
INTRODUCTION  
FETISHES AND PARTIALISMS  
SCOPTPHILIA (VOYEURISM)  
Characteristics of the Voyeur  
PROSTITUTION  
TRIOLISM  
EXHIBITIONISM  
TRANSVESTISM  
INFANTILISM  
SCATOPHILIA  
FROTTAGE  
KLISIMAPHILIA  
BESTIALITY  
PYGMALIONISM  
GERONTOPHILIA  
MYSOPHILIA  
COPROLAGNIA AND COPROPHILIA  
CONCLUSION  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
REFERENCES  
 
Incest
Introduction  
Physical and Non-Physical Types  
The Male Perpetrator  
The Female Offender  
Family Relationships and Incest  
The Etiology of the Incestuous Offender  
The Effects Upon Children  
Treatment  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
References  
 
Pedophilia
Introduction  
Pedophilia  
Etiology of the Pedophile  
Traits of Pedophiles  
Situational Characteristics of Pedophiles  
Types of Pedophiles  
The Mysoped  
The Regressed Child Offender  
The Fixated Offender  
The Naïve Offender  
Pedophile Organizations  
The Rene Guyon Society  
North American Man/Boy Love Association  
The Childhood Sensuality Circle  
Pedophile Information Exchange  
Howard Nichols Society  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
References  
 
Child Pornography
Introduction  
Child Pornography and the Law  
Types of Child Pornography  
Magazines  
Books  
Internet Pictures, Chat Channels  
Relational Pornography  
Who Sees Child Porn?  
How are Children Involved in Pornography?  
Who are the Children in Child Pornography?  
The Internet and Child Pornography  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
References  
 
Pornography
Pornography and Obscenity  
Standards of Obscenity  
Customers for Pornography  
Pornography, Research and the Sex Criminal  
Pornography and Violence  
Pornography and the Internet  
Chat Channels  
Photo Exchange.  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
References  
 
Sex and the Internet
Introduction  
The Internet  
History of the Internet and Sex  
Users of the Internet and Cyberspace  
A Model of Internet and Cyberspace Predation  
Adults, Sex, and the Interne  
Discussion Groups  
Introduction Agencies  
Gays and the Internet  
Children, Sex, and the Internet.  
Personal Ads  
The Effects of the Internet and Cyberspace on Sexual Predation  
Conclusion  
References  
 
Dangerous Sex Crimes
Introduction  
Necrophilia  
Levels of Necrophilia  
Etiology of the Necrophiliac  
Sadism  
Infibulation  
Etiology of the Infibulator  
Autoeroticism  
Characteristics of Erotic Asphyxiates  
Aquaerotic Asphyxiation  
Pyromania  
Characteristics of the Pyromaniac  
Conclusion  
Discussion Questions  
References  
 
Sexually Motivated Homicides
Introduction  
Lust Murder  
The Sexually Motivated Killer  
Characteristics of the Lust Killer  
The Number of Lust and Serial Killers  
Conclusion  
References  
 
Rape
INTRODUCTION  
STATISTICS OF RAPE  
MYTHS ABOUT RAPE  
RAPE IS A CRIME CONTROLLED BY AN UNCONTROLLABLE SEX DRIVE  
A WOMAN CAN RESIST RAPE IF SHE TRULY WISHES  
STRANGERS COMMIT RAPES  
MANY WOMEN FALSELY CRY RAPE  
ALL WOMEN WANT TO BE RAPED  
IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME  
REASONS FOR NOT REPORTING RAPE  
RAPE AND THE LAW  
CHARACTERISTICS OF RAPISTS  
TYPES OF RAPISTS  
The Power Reassurance Rapist  
Anger Retaliation Rapist  
Power Assertive Rapist  
Sadistic Rapist  
CONCLUSION  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  
REFERENCES  
 
VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
INTRODUCTION  
INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE  
THE ETIOLOGY OF THE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT  
RACE OF THE VICTIMS OF RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT  
AGE OF THE VICTIM’S OF SEXUAL ASSAULT  
PHYSICAL LOCATION OF THE SEXUAL ASSAULT  
VICTIM OFFENDER RELATIONSHIP  
TYPES OF VICTIM  
THE PLIGHT OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY VICTIMS  
CONSEQUENCES FOR SECONDARY VICTIMS  
TYPES OF VICTIMS: ASSESSING BLAME  
THE EFFECTS OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION  
THE PERSONAL CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR: WITHDRAWAL AND RETREAT  
SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR  
ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF FEAR  
VICTIMIMIZATION  
MORALE AND MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES  
PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS  
HELPING THE VICTIMS  
SOCIETY AND VICTIMS’ RIGHTS GROUPS RESPONSES  
CONCLUSION  
REFERENCES  
 
TREAMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
INTRODUCTION  
PERCEPTIONS OF SEX OFFENDERS AND CRIMINAL REMEMDIES  
WHAT IS TREATMENT?  
REHABILITATION AND RECIDIVISM  
OBSTACLES TO TREATMENT  
Societal Obstacles  
Political Obstacles  
Criminal Justice System Obstacles  
Finanical Obstacles  
TYPES OF TREATMENT  
BEHAVIORAL THERAPY  
COGNITIVE THERAPY  
MEDICAL TREATMENT  
THE FUTURE OF TREATMENT FOR SEX OFFENDERS  
CONCLUSION  
REFERENCES  
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS  

It is the best book on the market as sex crimes pertain to the U.S.

Dr Sue Escobar
Criminal Justice Division, California State University - Sacramento
August 21, 2012

Used this book in this course with earlier editions. Holmes does a good job in this area and in serial killers. It would be nice if he would develop powerpoints for these texts.

Mr John Tsolakos
Public Environ Affairs Div, Indiana University - Northwest
April 7, 2011

One of the few books on Sex Crimes that can be used at the college level

Dr Jennifer Chiotti
Criminal Justice Dept, University of Houston - Downtown
March 3, 2010
Key features

 

  1. Brief/ The length of the book makes it ideal to be used in conjunction with other texts in sex crimes, deviance, and criminal behavior courses. 
  2.  First person accounts from offenders/ brief case studies offer insights into the motivation for the behavior and effect of the attempted treatments.
  3. Writing style and level/students enjoyed reading the first edition, often reading ahead of the syllabus, because the authors don't try to drown them in research and data.
  4. New to the edition: new chapters on Internet Related Sex Crimes and Sexually Motivated Homicides, photos, updated tables. 

 


Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 4 - Nuisance Sex Behaviors

Chapter 7 - Child Pornography


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