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Title Protecting society from sexually dangerous offenders : law, justice, and therapy / edited by Bruce J. Winick & John Q. La Fond
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2003


Description 1 online resource (xix, 372 pages)
Series Law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Contents Part I. Sexually violent predator laws : problems -- New generation of sex offender commitment laws : which states have them and how do they work? / W. Lawrence Fitch and Debra A. Hammen -- State policy perspectives on sexual predator laws / Roxanne Lieb -- Part II. Sex offenders and dangerousness -- Who is dangerous and when are they safe? : risk assessment with sexual offenders / R. Karl Hanson -- Evaluating offenders under a sexually violent predator law : the practical practice / Roy B. Lacoursiere -- Part III. Sex offenders and treatment -- What we know and don't know about treating adult sex offenders / Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris -- Treatment and the civil commitment of sex offenders / Eric S. Janus -- In the wake of Hendricks : the treatment and restraint of sexually dangerous offenders viewed from the perspective of American psychiatry / Howard V. Zonana, Richard J. Bonnie, and Steven K. Hoge -- Part IV. Rationale, constitutionality, and morality of sexual predator commitment laws -- Matching legal policies with known offenders / Leonore M.J. Simon -- Bad or mad? : sex offenders and social control / Stephen J. Morse -- "Even a dog ..." : culpability, condemnation, and respect for persons / Robert F. Schopp -- Sex offenders and the Supreme Court : the significance and limits of Kansas v. Hendricks / John Kip Cornwel -- Part V. Alternative strategies for protecting the community -- Therapeutic jurisprudence analysis of sex offender registration and community notification laws / Bruce J. Winick -- Investing in the future of children : building programs for children or prisons for adult offenders / William D. Pithers, Alison Gray, and Michalle E. Davis -- Chemical castration of sex offenders : treatment or punishment? / Robert D. Miller -- Community containment of sex offender risk : a promising approach / Kim English, Linda Jones, and Diane Patrick -- Part VI. Evaluating the wisdom of sexually violent predator laws -- Costs of enacting a sexual predator law and recommendations for keeping them from skyrocketing / John Q. La Fond -- Managing the monstrous : sex offenders and the new penology / Jonathan Simon -- Therapeutic jurisprudence assessment of sexually violent predator laws / Bruce J. Winick
Summary In this book, legal and mental health experts analyze controversial new legal strategies adopted over the past decade to prevent sexual violence. The contributors examine innovative measures, including sexual predator laws used to commit dangerous sex offenders to mental hospitals after they have served their sentences, sex offender registration and notification laws, chemical castration of convicted sex offenders, intensive supervision programs for sex offenders living in the community, and programs for treating sexually abused children. Contributors also explore the serious constitutional questions these new legal strategies raise regarding the rights of sex offenders who have been fully punished. They also consider how much these laws cost and whether they actually prevent sexual violence. Experts discuss what we know and do not know about sex offenders: are they dangerous, who are their victims, and can they be treated. Psychologists and other mental health experts working with sexually dangerous offenders as well as lawyers, policymakers, and students in these fields may find this a useful book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Sex offenders -- United States
Sex offenders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
Sex offenders -- Rehabilitation -- United States
Sex crimes -- United States -- Prevention
Sex (Biology)
Sex crimes -- Prevention.
Sex offenders.
Sex offenders -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Sex offenders -- Rehabilitation.
Seksuele misdrijven.
Gerechtelijke psychologie.
SUBJECT United States
Subject United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Winick, Bruce J
La Fond, John Q
ISBN 1557989737
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