Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives by Alissa AckermanSex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives by Alissa Ackerman

Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives

EditorAlissa Ackerman, Rich Furman

Paperback | June 16, 2015

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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.

Alissa R. Ackerman is assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Washington, Tacoma. Her current work focuses on sex offender policy and management and the nature, context, and extent of sexual victimization.Rich Furman is professor of social work at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He is also affiliated with th...
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Title:Sex Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pagesPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231169493

ISBN - 13:9780231169493

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Table of Contents

Part I. Foundational ChaptersIntroduction, by Alissa R. Ackerman and Rich Furman1. The Movement of Sexual Content and Sex Crimes from the Local to the Transnational, by Jay S. Albanese2. What Is a "Sex Crime"? An Examination of the Various Definitions of Rape Across Countries, by Lisa L. Sample and Rita Augustyn3. The Use of Masculinities in the Understanding and Treatment of Male Sexual Offenders, by Alissa R. Ackerman, Rich Furman, Jeffrey W. Cohen, Eric Madfis, and Michelle Sanchez4. A World of Hurt: An International Look at Intimate Partner Violence, by Elicka S. Peterson-SparksPart II. Sex Trafficking in a Transnational World5. Global Sex Trafficking Overview: Facts, Myths, and Debates, by Mary Hiquan Zhou6. INGOs and the UN Trafficking Protocol, by Charles Anthony Smith and Cynthia Florentino7. Sex Work and Agency: Decriminalization of Prostitution, by Cathy Nguyen, Rich Furman, and Alissa R. AckermanPart III. Examples and Contexts of Transnational Sex Crimes8. Sexual Violence Against Political Prisoners: An Examination of Empirical Evidence in El Salvador and Peru, by Michele Leiby9. Conflict and Postconflict Sexual Violence in Africa: Case Studies of Liberia, Northern Uganda, and Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, by Helen Liebling10. Donor Dollars and Ministerial Mindsets: Constraints on NGO Responses to Rape in Cambodia, by Catherine Burns and Kathleen Daly11. Sexual Abuse Within Institutional Contexts, by Anne-Marie McAlinden12. Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, by Karen J. Terry13. Sexual Violence By and Against Trans People, by Phoenix J. Freeman14. The Sexual Abuse of Animals, by Jennifer MaherList of ContributorsIndex

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An essential read for anyone interested in gaining a more complete and global perspective on sexual violence.