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Sexual Violence

Evidence Based Policy and Prevention

Editors: Jeglic, Elizabeth L., Calkins, Cynthia (Eds.)

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  • Reviews current legislation on sex offending 
  • Presents evidence-based policy recommendations
  • Highlights effective initiatives for sexual violence prevention
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The purpose of this edited volume is to examine the disconnect in the sexual violence prevention field between legislation, research and practice.  The work is focused primarily on United States policies and initiatives, with key case studies internationally. Contributions show that current policies are mainly based on repeat offenders: residence restrictions, registration and notification statutes, and post-sentence initiatives. While these initiatives address public fears, they are not evidence-based and do not necessarily reduce offending.

Research shows that post-sentence policies may destabilize offenders and limit their ability to reintegrate with society at a critical period, therefore increasing the chances of recidivism. Furthermore, the majority of sex crimes (95%) are committed by first time offenders. This innovative book is divided into two parts juxtaposing what is currently being done legislatively with what the research evidence suggests would be best practice.

About the authors

Elizabeth Jeglic is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College.  Her research interests include evidence based sex offender legislation, and sex offender assessment and treatment.  She teaches an MA level class on the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders.  She is on the editorial board of Psychology, Public Policy and the Law and a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the American Psychology and Law Society.

Cynthia Calkins is a Professor of Psychology at John Jay College.  She is interested in the empirical evidence underlying sex offender policy and the prevention of sexual violence.  She teaches classes in psychology and law and sexual offending at John Jay.   She is  on the editorial board of Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, and is also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the American Psychology and Law Society.



Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44504-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44502-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83067-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Violence
Book Subtitle
Evidence Based Policy and Prevention
Editors
  • Elizabeth L. Jeglic
  • Cynthia Calkins
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44504-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44504-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44502-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83067-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 336
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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