The Resource Sex fiends, perverts, and pedophiles : understanding sex crime policy in America, Chrysanthi S. Leon

Sex fiends, perverts, and pedophiles : understanding sex crime policy in America, Chrysanthi S. Leon

Label
Sex fiends, perverts, and pedophiles : understanding sex crime policy in America
Title
Sex fiends, perverts, and pedophiles
Title remainder
understanding sex crime policy in America
Statement of responsibility
Chrysanthi S. Leon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Megan's Law to Jessica's Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS monitoring, a dramatic expansion of the civil commitment procedures, and severe restrictions on where released sex offenders may live. In Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles, Chrysanthi Leon argues that, while the singular notion of the sexual boogeyman has been used to justify these harsh policies, not all sex offenders are the same and such 'one size fits all' policies can unfairly punish other offenders of lesser crimes, needlessly targeting, sometimes ostracizing, citizens from their own communities. While many recognize that prison is not the right tool for every crime problem, Leon compellingly argues that the U.S. maintains a one-size-fits-all approach to sexual offending which is undermining public safety. Leon explains how we've reached this point--with a large incarcerated sex offender population, many of whom will be released in the coming years with multiple barriers to their success in the community, and without much expertise to guide them or to guide those who are charged to help them. Leon argues that we cannot blame the public, nor even the politicians, except indirectly. Instead, we might blame the institutions we charge with making placement decisions and with the experts--both those who have chosen to work in the field and those who have caused its marginalization. Ultimately, Leon shows that when policies intended for the worst offenders take over, all of us suffer"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.15/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6592
LC item number
.L46 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Sex fiends, perverts, and pedophiles : understanding sex crime policy in America, Chrysanthi S. Leon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Punishment stories -- The sexual psychopath era (1930-1955) -- The era of rehabilatative debate : 1950-1980 -- Sex offender rehabilitation in California from 1950-1980 : how it worked -- The old and the new : sex offender policy in the containment era, 1980-present -- Experts and governance : shifting politics and disappearing strategies -- Chilling effects -- National sex offender punishment trends since 1920
Control code
ocn751980642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814753132
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt8jvkdh
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not applicable
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.b26248347
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)751980642
  • jstor751980642

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