The Hidden World of the Sex Offender
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Students learn about types of sex offenders and differences between nuisance sex offenders and dangerous sex criminals. Specific chapters are devoted to the characteristics of offenders, aberrant forms of sexual behavior, paraphilias, pedophilia, child pornography, and cyber-predators, and sex trafficking. Most notable is the text's attention to the often overlooked topics of female sex offenders and the forms, extent, victimology, and future of male prostitution.
The Hidden World of the Sex Offender asks students to thoughtfully consider issues such as the role of fantasy in aberrant forms of behavior, and how both ritualism and symbolism play integral parts in sexual practice. The anthology can be used in courses in sex crimes and sexual deviancy, and those devoted to how the criminal justice system deal with them.