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Sex Offenders and Public Policy

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ISBN-10: 0737737972

ISBN-13: 9780737737974

Edition: 2008

Authors: Lynn M. Zott

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Presents different perspectives on sex offender policies and if treatment for sex offenders if effective.
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Book details

List price: $46.40
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/31/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Is Sex Offender Policy Based on Accurate Assumptions?
Chapter Preface
Yes: Sex Offender Policy Is Based on Accurate Assumptions
Tougher Laws on Sex Offenders Increase Public Safety
Tough Laws and Vigilant Prosecution Are the Best Defense Against Sexual Predators
Child Molestation Has Reached Epidemic Proportions
No: Sex Offender Policy Is Not Based on Accurate Assumptions
Research and Statistics Debunk Common Misconceptions
Americans Exaggerate Threats Posed by Sexual Predators
Clarifying the Facts Can Strengthen Public Policy
Most Sex Offenders Are Not Murderers
Is Treatment for Sex Offenders Effective?
Chapter Preface
Yes: Treatment for Sex Offenders Is Effective
Treating Sex Offenders Makes Sense
Treatment for Pedophiles Reduces Victimization
No: Treatment for Sex Offenders Is Not Effective
Treating Sex Offenders Is a Waste of Resources
Pedophiles Are Criminals, Not Patients
What Controversies Surround Sex Offender Policy?
Chapter Preface
Registries and Community Notification Target the Wrong People
Iowa's Residency Restrictions Have Proven Unsuccessful
GPS Tracking of Sex Offenders Fails to Protect Children and Promotes Panic
Juveniles Engaging in Consensual Oral Sex Should Not Be Punished
Legislation Must Be Based on Scientific Research
Death Penalty for Sex Offenders Sends the Wrong Message
Castration Should Be an Option for Sex Offenders
Castration Is Inappropriate and Immoral
How Can Sex Offender Policies Be Improved?
Chapter Preface
Policy Should Emphasize Public Health and Restorative Justice
Policy Shift Needed to Protect Children on the Internet
Reform the Statute of Limitations to Bring Victims Justice
The National Sex Offender Public Registry Is a Cost-Effective and Powerful Tool
Containment and Surveillance Plus Registries Equals Real Protection
Targeting Offenders' Re-entry into Society and Community Education Are Key
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography
Index