Sex Crime, Offenders, and Society

A Critical Look at Sexual Offending and Policy

Second Edition

by Christina Mancini

Tags: Sexual Crime and Deviance

Teacher's Manual available

406 pp  $60.00

ISBN 978-1-61163-769-4
eISBN 978-1-5310-1958-7

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What "works" in preventing sex crime? How can policymakers respond to threats of sexual victimization in a manner that is effective, equitable, and sustainable? The second edition of Sex Crime, Offenders, and Society seeks to provide a knowledge base for addressing these questions.

Based on feedback from reviewers and readers, the new edition retains the same structure as the first, examining three critical dimensions: the nature and extent of sex offending and explanations, societal responses, and sex crime policy and reform. It now includes updated statistics and references to influential scholarship throughout, a new chapter exploring sex crime in post-secondary institutions, and a concluding chapter that focuses on innovative policy and reform into the future.

The following Teaching Materials will be available. (Email for more information.)

  • Teacher's manual in pdf format.
  • Multiple-choice/True-False/Short Answer test banks in Word, .txt or pdf format.
  • Blackboard and Moodle formats will also be available. Other LMS formats may be available; specify test bank type in your request.
  • Test Bank will also be available through Respondus.
  • A set of 153 PowerPoint slides available upon adoption. Click here to view a sample presentation.

Praise for the first edition:

"America has enacted unprecedented "get tough" punishments, including lengthy prison sentences and civil commitment, aimed at reducing sex crime. Why? Has sex crime increased dramatically? Does locking up sex offenders work? What sanctions and interventions most effectively reduce sex offending? If we are to protect citizens in a just and cost-efficient manner, we need answers that reflect the best insights that theory and research have to offer to such questions. Christina Mancini provides these answers and more. She describes sex crime trends and their causes, the dramatic changes in sex crime policy at the turn of the twenty-first century and how they accord with historical practice and public opinion, and the theory, implementation, and effectiveness of laws that define the contemporary sex crime policy landscape. The book is a must-read — it will fascinate scholars, enlighten students, policymakers, and the public, and identifies what must be done to create a safer and more just society."

Daniel P. Mears, Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology, Florida State University

"A wonderful addition to the sex crime literature ... [T]his book would benefit a variety of undergraduate courses ... The text is written in such a way that will promote understanding even for casual readers, as the text is well organized and tables are used throughout the book to provide succinct summary and comparison of major theories, research, and states. Mancini's level of detail and writing quality would also make this book ideal for informing nonacademic audiences involved with this population, such as social workers, lawyers, or policy makers, about the realities of sex offending." — Criminal Justice Review

"...carefully researched and exquisitely presented, while also addressing a wide array of issues that fall under the topical umbrella of sexual offending...appropriately complements previous sex offending literature by offering readers a scrupulous overview of all issues inherent to a healthy review of sexual offending without being offensively verbose or difficult for those outside the social sciences to follow."

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