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Author Duncan, Karen A., 1955-

Title Female sexual predators : understanding them to protect our children and youths / Karen A. Duncan.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2010]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  364.153 D911F    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 241 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Forensic psychology
Forensic psychology (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]- 230) and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Female sexual offenders : a changing perspective -- Clarifying crime reports and prevalence studies -- Diverse characteristics of female sex offenders -- Do men coerce women to commit sexual crimes? -- Female sex offenders and violence -- Prior sexual victimization and female sexual offending -- Understanding female sexual offending -- The risk to African American boys by female sex offenders -- Professional bias and gender stereotypes -- The importance of sexist-free language -- Chapter summary -- 2. Breaking the silence about maternal sexual abuse -- The reality of maternal sexual abuse -- The myth of the incest taboo -- Barriers to disclosing maternal sexual abuse -- Characteristics of maternal sexual offenders -- Types of sexual offenses mothers commit -- A view of the impact of maternal sexual abuse -- Relinquishing the iconic image of mother -- Chapter summary -- 3. Female sexual coercion and aggression in college dating relationships -- Moving beyond gender stereotypes -- Promoting an honest and respectful dialogue -- Female sexual aggression and male victimization -- Alcohol and the risk for sexual coercion -- Greek membership : a high-risk environment for sexual coercion -- Adversarial beliefs, love styles, and sexual coercion -- Chapter summary -- 4. Sexual exploitation and sexual harassment in schools -- A review of findings from the U. S. Department of Education (2004) study on educator sexual misconduct in schools -- Female sexual predators in schools : it happens to girls too -- Laura's story -- Joanna's story -- The celebrity coach -- Sexual harassment in schools -- Sexualized school environments -- Teachers' participation in sexual harassment -- Amy's story -- Chapter summary -- 5. Future directions -- Female sexual deviance -- Overview of emerging typologies -- Treatment components with female sexual offenders -- The possibility of preventing child sexual abuse -- Chapter summary -- Appendices -- Appendix A. Adversarial beliefs inventory© (ABI -- heterosexual females)© -- Appendix B. Beliefs about male rape© (BAMR)© -- Appendix C. Justification of sexual aggression (JSA -- heterosexual female)© -- Appendix D. Assessment of sexual assertiveness© (ASA)© -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary Synopsis: In Female Sexual Predators: Understanding and Identifying Them to Protect Our Children and Youths, social worker and therapist Karen A. Duncan helps adults be proactive so children will not fall prey to this violation. Vignettes pulled from news headlines and interviews with female sexual predators Duncan has encountered in her own practice are used to help readers understand these crimes and the women who commit them, as well as the impact these crimes can have on victims. The women profiled were in positions of authority at churches, schools, sports institutions, and the home. Victims explain how these women exploited their positions of trust, planned their crimes, groomed their victims, deceived adults into not detecting their behavior, and how they did not stop even when they recognized the danger and the harm to themselves and their victims. Duncan addresses the issue of maternal sexual abuse answering questions about mothers who willingly sexual abuse their own children and at times commit child sexual abuse with other adults, as well as women who sexually abuse girls. Four types of female sex offenders are presented within the emerging research on this topic, along with questions regarding assessment, treatment, and management of female sex offenders in the community. It also addresses the controversial issues of female pedophilia and female sexual deviance within the context of what we know about human sexuality.
Subject Female sex offenders -- Psychology.
Child sex offenders -- Psychology.
Child sexual abuse -- Prevention.
Sex crimes -- Prevention.
ISBN 9780313366291 hardcover alkaline paper
0313366292 alkaline paper
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