News coverage of sexual violence is everywhere, but maybe statistics tell the real story; according to researchers, it is possible that up to 90 percent of female rapes are never reported. In addition, we are learning more every day about previously invisible forms of sexual crime, such as incest, sexual victimization of males, and abuse of children.
Authoritative and informative, Sexual Crime: A Reference Handbook offers a thoroughly up-to-date report on an issue of extraordinary urgency. It is an expert introduction to a variety of often misunderstood crimes.
Sexual Crime begins with a background chapter outlining the causes and definitions of sexual crime, legal and cultural attitudes over the past three centuries, and common myths surrounding this sensitive subject. It then offers wide-ranging coverage of issues, including date rape, crimes involving male victims, rape in prison, female perpetrators, medical treatments, political ramifications, and other contemporary issues.
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