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NCJ Number: 135715 Find in a Library
Title: Women Sex Offenders: Treatment and Dynamics
Author(s): A Mayer
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 129
Sponsoring Agency: Learning Publications, Inc
Holmes Beach, FL 34218-6651
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55691-063-0
Sale Source: Learning Publications, Inc
Marketing Manager
P.O. Box 1338
5351 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34218-6651
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume examines the causes and incidence of child sexual abuse by females, the characteristics of female sex offenders, consequences for male and female children, and implications for court processing and treatment.
Abstract: The discussion notes that few empirical studies exist regarding this subject and that until recently the literature generally did not recognize females as perpetrators. Nevertheless, current data consistently indicates that female sex offenders are increasing in the clinical population, that homosexual molestation appears to be more common among female molesters than among males, that assaults involving partners are typical of female molestation, and that female and male perpetrators have both similarities and differences. Offender treatment should be supportive, behavioral-environmental, educational, and medical. Child victims should be treated using group support, role plays, ventilation, and sharing with parent involvement advisable whenever possible. Detailed treatment suggestions, chapter notes, glossary, index, and 74 references
Main Term(s): Female sex offenders; Sex offender treatment
Index Term(s): Child abuse treatment; Child Sexual Abuse; Psychological victimization effects; Sex offender profiles; Sex offense causes
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