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Sex Crimes
Patterns and Behavior

Third Edition

Courses:
Sex Crimes

June 2008 | 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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