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Justice Perverted: Sex Offense Law, Psychology, and Public Policy

Charles Patrick Ewing

Abstract

Over the past quarter century Congress, state legislatures, and the courts have radically reshaped America's laws dealing with sex offenders in an effort to reduce the prevalence of sex offenses. Most convicted sex offenders must now register with the authorities, who then make information about them available to the public. Possession of child pornography has been made an extremely serious crime often punishable by prison sentences that dwarf those meted out to child molesters, rapists, robbers, and even killers. Federal law now imposes a minimum sentence of ten years in prison for those conv ... More

Keywords: sex offenders, sex offenses, child pornography, sex offender law, mental health, future behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199732678
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732678.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Patrick Ewing, author
Distinguished Service Professor, SUNY Buffalo
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