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Sex Offenders: Crimes and Processing in the Criminal Justice System

Sean Maddan, Lynn M. Pazzani


  • ISBN: 9781454850342

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    Sex Offenders: Crimes and Processing in the Criminal Justice System explores all facets of sex offending. Its coverage of sex crimes and sexual deviance in the United States emphasizes rape and sexual offenses against children and society’s responses through the criminal justice system, including enforcement and investigation, the courts, corrections, and post-punishment treatment. Narratives from real-life experiences of perpetrators and victims provide insights into the causes, nature, and aftermath of these crimes, and the chapters’ up-to-date information, statistics, and research assessments provide students with a thorough grounding in all key aspects, including imprisonment,historical punishments, recidivism, registration and notification requirements (SORN), residence restrictions, civil commitments, and treatment. The impact of sex offenses on victims’ lives is treated in depth, as are possible directions for future policies to better address the threat posed by sex offenders. Students reading this book will get a true sense of the U.S. sex offender problem, the responses of the criminal justice system, and what can be done to further decrease the incidence of sex offending.

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    Page Count 348
    Published 01/19/2017
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    Lynn Pazzani

    Lynn Pazzani joined the Criminology Department at the University of West Georgia in 2014. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. Her dissertation research was on sexual assault, and focused on the characteristics of an event that would lead someone to classify it as an assault, and how blame is attributed for the event. Her research interests include violence against women, victims of crime, and inequality in the criminal justice system, along with research method and statistics.

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    Sean Maddan

    Dr. Sean Maddan received his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2005. He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Tampa where he has taught for the past decade. His research areas include criminological theory, statistics, research methods, court processing, and the efficacy of sex offender registration and notification laws. Dr. Maddan has authored/co-authored over a dozen articles which have appeared in many outlets including Justice Quarterly, Crime and Justice, and the Journal of Criminal Justice. He has also authored/co-authored several books. Dr. Maddan currently serves as the President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association.

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