The Resource Social control of sex offenders : a cultural history, D. Richard Laws

Social control of sex offenders : a cultural history, D. Richard Laws

Label
Social control of sex offenders : a cultural history
Title
Social control of sex offenders
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
D. Richard Laws
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book surveys the history, current status, and critical issues regarding the various mechanisms designed to control sex offenders. It shows that the social problem of sex offending is not apparently resolvable by any of the means currently employed. A large array of procedures are used in the attempt to control the difficult population of sex offenders, including: imprisonment, institutional and community treatment, community monitoring by probation and parole, electronic monitoring, registration as a sex offender, community notification of an offender status, strict limits on behavioral movement in the community, and residence restrictions. However, these constraints on behavior are almost completely the result of public outrage regarding sensational sex crimes, overreaction of media coverage that produce inaccurate statements of potential community risk, and the efforts of the legal profession and politicians to quell this anger and foreboding by enacting legislation that supposedly confronts the risk. This book demonstrates that we have constructed a massive edifice of community control that is socially and politically driven and which has largely failed to contain sex crime. D. Richard Laws received his PhD from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, USA, in 1969. He has held professional positions in California, Florida, and two Canadian provinces. He is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He has published eight books and numerous articles on research and treatment. Currently, he is an honorary professor at the University of Birmingham, UK
Cataloging source
SFB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laws, D. Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6556
LC item number
.L39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex offenders
  • Sex crimes
  • Crime
  • Corrections
  • Punishment
  • Social service
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Forensic psychology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Juvenile offenders
  • Penology & punishment
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Criminal or forensic psychology
  • Social work
  • Crime & criminology
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Forensic psychology
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Punishment
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Social sciences
  • Social service
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Crime and Society
  • Youth Offending and Juvenile Justice
  • Prison and Punishment
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Social Work and Community Development
Label
Social control of sex offenders : a cultural history, D. Richard Laws
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Moral Panic: Threat to the Social Order -- Chapter 3. Early Historical Treatment of Social Deviance -- Chapter 4. The Medicalization of Deviance: Sex Offender as Mental Patient -- Chapter 5. The Sexual Psychopath/Predator Laws: Legal Construction of Deviance -- Chapter 6. Assessment of Risk to Reoffend: Historical Background -- Chapter 7. Assessment of Risk to Reoffend: Actuarial Assessment vs Risk Formulation -- Chapter 8. Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification -- Chapter 9. Community Restrictions on Sex Offender Behavior -- Chapter 10. The International Picture of Social Control -- Chapter 11. Psychological Treatment: Risk Reducer or Life Enhancer?- Chapter 12. Conclusions and Future Outlook
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137391261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-39126-1
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9781137391261
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952810201
  • (OCoLC)ocn952810201
Label
Social control of sex offenders : a cultural history, D. Richard Laws
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Moral Panic: Threat to the Social Order -- Chapter 3. Early Historical Treatment of Social Deviance -- Chapter 4. The Medicalization of Deviance: Sex Offender as Mental Patient -- Chapter 5. The Sexual Psychopath/Predator Laws: Legal Construction of Deviance -- Chapter 6. Assessment of Risk to Reoffend: Historical Background -- Chapter 7. Assessment of Risk to Reoffend: Actuarial Assessment vs Risk Formulation -- Chapter 8. Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification -- Chapter 9. Community Restrictions on Sex Offender Behavior -- Chapter 10. The International Picture of Social Control -- Chapter 11. Psychological Treatment: Risk Reducer or Life Enhancer?- Chapter 12. Conclusions and Future Outlook
Extent
1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137391261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-39126-1
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
com.springer.onix.9781137391261
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952810201
  • (OCoLC)ocn952810201

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