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Contribution to Book
The Use of Masculinities in the Understanding and Treatment of Male Sexual Offenders
Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives
  • Alissa R. Ackerman
  • Rich Furman
  • Jeffrey W. Cohen
  • Eric Madfis, University of Washington Tacoma
  • Michelle Sanchez
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Sex crimes, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, are increasingly transnational in nature, introducing unique cross-border and cross-cultural challenges for police, the courts, and the law. Policy makers and practitioners are in need of a resource that explores the incidence, prosecution, and treatment of sexual crimes across different countries and cultures. This book is the first to investigate all aspects of sexual crimes and the policy and management initiatives developed to address them from a transnational, global perspective. Introducing an array of tools for reducing the prevalence and consequences of sex crimes, this volume brings together leading scholars in criminology, criminal justice, social work, and law to discuss topics ranging from sex trafficking and sex tourism to pornography, cyberstalking, and sexual abuse in the military and the Catholic church. Case studies track the reporting of these crimes, the methods used to interview victims and perpetrators, and the policies enacted to punish those involved.

Citation Information
Ackerman, A. R., Furman, R., Cohen, J. W., Madfis, E., & Sanchez, M. (2015). The Use of Masculinities in the Understanding and Treatment of Male Sexual Offenders. In A. Ackerman & R. Furman (Eds.), Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.