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Title Protecting society from sexually dangerous offenders : law, justice, and therapy / edited By Bruce J. Winick & John Q. La Fond.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2003]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 372 pages).
Series Law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary In this book, legal and mental health experts analyze controversial new legal strategies adopted over the past decade to prevent sexual violence. The contributors examine innovative measures, including sexual predator laws used to commit dangerous sex offenders to mental hospitals after they have served their sentences, sex offender registration and notification laws, chemical castration of convicted sex offenders, intensive supervision programs for sex offenders living in the community, and programs for treating sexually abused children. Contributors also explore the serious constitutional questions these new legal strategies raise regarding the rights of sex offenders who have been fully punished. They also consider how much these laws cost and whether they actually prevent sexual violence. Experts discuss what we know and do not know about sex offenders: are they dangerous, who are their victims, and can they be treated. Psychologists and other mental health experts working with sexually dangerous offenders as well as lawyers, policymakers, and students in these fields may find this a useful book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Sex offenders -- United States.
Sex offenders -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Sex offenders -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Sex crimes -- United States -- Prevention.
Sex -- United States.
Criminology -- United States.
Added Author Winick, Bruce J.
La Fond, John Q.
Note Available from some providers with title: PsycBOOKS
Other Form: Original 1557989737 (DLC) 2002015077
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