• Books, Studies, Reports and Documentaries

    books about sex offenses

    The Characteristics of Persistent Sexual Offenders: A Meta-Analysis of Recidivism Studies

    R. Karl Hanson and Kelly E. Morton-Bourgon
    Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
    A meta-analysis of 82 recidivism studies (1,620 findings from 29,450 sexual offenders) identified deviant
    sexual preferences and antisocial orientation as the major predictors of sexual recidivism for both adult
    and adolescent sexual offenders. Antisocial orientation was the major predictor of violent recidivism and
    general (any) recidivism. The review also identified some dynamic risk factors that have the potential of
    being useful treatment targets (e.g., sexual preoccupations, general self-regulation problems). Many of
    the variables commonly addressed in sex offender treatment programs (e.g., psychological distress,
    denial of sex crime, victim empathy, stated motivation for treatment) had little or no relationship with
    sexual or violent recidivism.

    How Safe Are Trick-or-Treaters?

    An Analysis of Child Sex Crime Rates on Halloween

    States, municipalities, and parole departments have adopted policies banning known sex offenders from Halloween activities, based on the worry that there is unusual risk on these days. The existence of this risk has not been empirically established. National Incident-Base Reporting System crime report data from 1997 through 2005 were used to examine daily population adjusted rates from 67,045 nonfamilial sex crimes against children aged 12 years and less. Halloween rates were compared with expectations based on time, seasonality, and weekday periodicity. Rates did not differ from expectation, no increased rate on or just before Halloween was found, and Halloween incidents did not evidence unusual case characteristics. Findings were invariant across years, both prior to and after these policies became popular. These findings raise questions about the wisdom of diverting law enforcement resources to attend to a problem that does not appear to exist. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1079063209340143


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    Soon to be Released (yet to be reviewed):

    • Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume I: Perceptions (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshall Available January 2018
    • Contemporary Sex Offender Risk Management, Volume II: Responses (Palgrave Studies in Risk, Crime and Society) Edited by Kieran McCartan and Hazel Kemshall Available January 2018
    • Sexual Offending: A Criminological Perspective (Global Issues in Crime and Justice) Edited by Patrick Lussier and Eric Beauregard Available April 2018
    • Living Under Sex Offender Laws: The Collateral Consequences for Offenders and their Families By Tusty ten Bensel and Lisa Sample Available May 2018 
    • The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma: Community Activism, Safety, and Social Justice By Monica Williams Available May 2018
    • Sexting and Revenge Pornography: Legislative and Social Dimensions of a Modern Digital Phenomenon By Jennifer Agate,‎ Maggie Brennan, Jocelyn Ledward,‎ Andy Phippen Available June 2018
    • Managing Sex Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Laws by LiYing Li and Jeffrey E Nash Available September 2018


    Top 20 Most Recommended Books (in order):

    1. Refining Child Pornography Law: Crime, Language, and Social Consequences (Law, Meaning, and Violence)

                 By Carissa Byrne Hessick, 2016

    1. Protecting Our Kids?: How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us

    By Emily Horowitz, 2015

    1. Sex Crime, Offenders, and Society: A Critical Look at Sexual Offending and Policy

    By Christina Mancini, 2013

    1. Sexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention

    Edited by Elizabeth L. Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins, 2016

    1. Shaming the Constitution: The Detrimental Results of Sexual Violent Predator Legislation

    By Michael L. Perlin and Heather Ellis Cucolo, 2017

    1. Sex Panic and the Punitive State

    By Roger N. Lancaster, 2011

    1. Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

    By Charles Patrick Ewing, 2011

    1. Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles: Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America

    By Chrysanthi Leon, 2011

    1. Reconsidering Sex Crimes and Offenders: Prosecution or Persecution?

    By Laura J. Zilney & Lisa A. Zilney, 2013 & 2009

    1. Juvenile Sex Offenders: What the Public Needs to Know

    By Camille Gibson and Donna M. Vandiver, 2008

    1. Sex Offender Laws: Failed Polices, New Directions

    By Richard Wright, 2014 & 2009

    1. Perverts and Predators: The Making of Sexual Offending Laws

    By Laura J. Zilney & Lisa A. Zilney, 2009

    1. Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System: Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Sex Offenses

                              Edited by: Lawrence A. Dubin and Emily Horowitz, 2017

    1. The Perversion of Youth: Controversies in the Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders

    By Frank DiCataldo, 2009

    1. Failure to Protect: America’s Sexual Predator Laws and the Rise of the Preventive State

    By Eric S. Janus, 2009

    1. Sexual Offenses and Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Policy

    By Karen J. Terry, 2012 & 2005

    1. Current Controversies Series: Sex Offenders and Public Policy

                 Edited by Lynn Zott, 2007

    1. Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Theory, Research, and Realities

    By Donna Vandiver, Jeremy Braithwaite and Mark Stafford, 2016

    1. The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law: What every parent and professional needs to know

    By Tony Attwood, Isabelle Henault and Nick Dubin, 2014

    1. Sex Crime and the Media

    By Chris Greer, 2012 & 2003

    Panic, Fear, Crisis, the Media and Creating Villains/Scapegoats:

    • Social Deviance

    By Tim Delaney, 2017

    • Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus

    By Laura Kipnis, 2017

    • The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities

    By Robert David Johnson and Stuart Taylor, 2017

    • Psychology of Fear, Crime and the Media: International Perspectives (Researching Social Psychology)

    Edited by Derek Chadee, 2015

    • Sex Crime and the Media

    By Chris Greer, 2012 & 2003

    • Sex Panic and the Punitive State

    By Roger N. Lancaster, 2011

    • Popular Trauma Culture: Selling the Pain of Others in the Mass Media

    By Anne Rothe, 2011

    • Fearmonger: Stephen Harper’s Tough-on-Crime Agenda

    By Paula Mallea, 2011

    • The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear

    By Seth Mnookin, 2011

    • Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice

    By Ray Surette, 2010

    • The Science of Fear: How the Culture of Fear Manipulates Your Brain

    By Daniel Gardner, 2009

    • Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

    By Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson, 2008

    • Critical Readings: Moral Panics and the Media (Issues in Cultural and Media Studies)

    By Chas Critcher, 2006

    • Moral Panic: Changing Concepts of the Child Molester in Modern America

    By Philip Jenkins, 2004

    • Media Mythmakers

    By Benjamin Radford, 2003

    • Creating Fear: News and the Construction of Crisis (Social Problems and Social Issues)

    By David Altheide, 2002

    • The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things

                      By Barry Glassner, 2000

    • The Politics of Child Abuse in America (Child Welfare)

    By Lela B. Costin, Howard Jacob Karger and David Stoesz, 1997

    • Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance

    By Erich Goode and Ben-Yehuda, 1994

    • Threatened Children: Rhetoric and Concern about Child-Victims

    By Joel Best, 1993

    • Sex Abuse Hysteria: Salem Witch Trials Revisited

    By Richard A. Gardner, 1990 

    Author of interest: https://www.nytimes.com/by/adam-liptak