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Acts of Abuse : Sex Offenders and the Criminal Justice System - Adam Sampson

Acts of Abuse

Sex Offenders and the Criminal Justice System

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Published: 2nd December 1993
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Sexual crime is a topic of massive public concern. Yet the debate over its causes and the appropriate responses of the criminal justice system is often fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, with little understanding of the reality of sexual crime.
Acts of Abuse explores the response of the criminal justice system to this important issue. Its author, Adam Sampson, examines the existing research about the causes of rape and child abuse, the number of offences being committed, and the policy of the courts. He then examines in detail the responses of the probation service and the prison system to the increased number of offenders with which they are being required to deal.
Written by a prominent critic of the British penal system, this is the first comprehensive survey of the phenomenon of sexual crime in the British penal context. It will appeal to students and all those with an interest in issues relating to crime and justice.

Erratump. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Background to the Phenomenon: Definitions and Explanationsp. 1
From Crime to Convictionp. 23
Sentencing: Just Deserts and Public Protectionp. 42
Sex Offenders and Probation: a Challenge Ducked?p. 64
A Prison within a Prisonp. 83
Treatment in Prison: Order out of Chaosp. 100
Conclusion: Doubts and Difficultiesp. 119
Notesp. 126
Indexp. 138
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ISBN: 9780415073721
ISBN-10: 0415073723
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 2nd December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1