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Sex Crimes

Patterns and Behavior Third Edition

Stephen T. Holmes University of Central Florida
Ronald M. Holmes University of Louisville
© 2009   344 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Courses: Sex Crimes

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

Aug 21 2012

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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

Apr 07 2011

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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

Mar 03 2010

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Sex Crimes

Patterns and Behavior

Third Edition
Stephen T. Holmes University of Central Florida
Ronald M. Holmes University of Louisville
© 2009   344 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc  

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ISBN:   9781412952989 Paperback Suggested Retail Price:   $73.00 Bookstore Price:   $58.40

Previous Editions Published by SAGE

First Edition: © 1991

About This Title

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.

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