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Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles
Language: en
Pages: 263
Authors: Chrysanthi S. Leon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-22 - Publisher: NYU Press

From Megan’s Law to Jessica’s Law, almost every state in the nation has passed some law to punish sex offenders. This popular tough-on-crime legislation is often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media, and usually features harsh sentences, lifetime GPS monitoring, a dramatic expansion of
Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Chrysanthi S. Leon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-22 - Publisher: NYU Press

From sex fiend laws to Jessica's Law, every state regularly passes popular tough-on-crime legislation, often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media. Chrysanthi Leon shows that, while the singular notion of the sexual bogeyman has been used to justify these harsh policies, not all sex
The War on Sex
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: David M. Halperin, Trevor Hoppe
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-03 - Publisher: Duke University Press

The past fifty years are conventionally understood to have witnessed an uninterrupted expansion of sexual rights and liberties in the United States. This state-of-the-art collection tells a different story: while progress has been made in marriage equality, reproductive rights, access to birth control, and other areas, government and civil society
The Sex Offender Housing Dilemma
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Monica Williams
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-08 - Publisher: NYU Press

The controversy surrounding community responses to housing for sexually violent predators When a South Carolina couple killed a registered sex offender and his wife after they moved into their neighborhood in 2013, the story exposed an extreme and relatively rare instance of violence against sex offenders. While media accounts would
Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Diana Rickard
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-12 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The 1990s witnessed a flurry of legislative initiatives—most notably, “Megan’s Law”—designed to control a population of sex offenders (child abusers) widely reviled as sick, evil, and incurable. In Sex Offenders, Stigma, and Social Control, Diana Rickard provides the reader with an in-depth view of six such men, exploring how they