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Author La Fond, John Q

Title Preventing sexual violence : how society should cope with sex offenders / John Q. La Fond
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 259 pages)
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Contents Sex crimes, victims, and offenders -- Are sex offenders really dangerous? -- Can sex offenders be treated? -- Effectiveness of registration and community notification laws -- Sexually violent predator laws -- Should sex offenders be castrated? -- Does risk management make more sense? -- Recommendations
Summary "This book examines what we know--and what we do not know--about sex offenders, victims, and sex crimes. It attempts to determine whether the current wisdom on which recently passed laws in the U.S. are based is accurate. Enough time has passed since these laws were first enacted to see whether they work and are cost-effective. In short, the author examines the new weapons being used to fight sex offenders and then discuss what we should--and should not--do to win this war. This book covers a broad range of issues, including state-of-the-art research on sex offenders, sex crimes, and victims; cutting-edge constitutional analysis of new laws; and intensive public policy evaluation"--Create. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
Subject Sex crimes -- United States
Sex offenders -- United States
Sex crimes -- United States -- Prevention
Sex offenders -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Sex offenders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Recidivism -- United States -- Prevention
Sex crimes.
Sex Offenses
Recidivism -- Prevention.
Sex crimes.
Sex crimes -- Prevention.
Sex offenders.
Sex offenders -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Sex offenders -- Rehabilitation.
Seksueel geweld.
Seksuele misdrijven.
Seksueel geweld.
Seksuele misdrijven.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1591471729