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NCJ Number: 156617 Find in a Library
Title: Victimization and Exploitation of Women and Children: A Study of Physical, Mental and Sexual Maltreatment in the United States
Author(s): R B Flowers
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 253
Sponsoring Agency: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Jefferson, NC 28640
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89950-978-9
Sale Source: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Box 611
Jefferson, NC 28640
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book explores the various means by which women and children are most often victimized today.
Abstract: The text addresses the incidence, dimensions, nature, correlates, causation, and legal avenues in responding to such victimization. The book is divided into six parts. Part I examines family issues and child victimization that include child abuse, domestic violence, runaways and "throwaways," and missing and abducted children. Part II discusses the sexual exploitation and victimization of children in America, including sexual abuse, incest and child molestation, statutory rape and other sex crimes, child prostitution, and child pornography. Violent crimes against children, such as murder, rape, assault, as well as school crime and violence are explored in Part III. Part IV examines the violent criminal victimization of women, including murder, assault, rape, and battering. In Part IV, chapters consider the violent criminal victimization of women, including murder, assault rape, and battering. This is followed by Part V, which studies the sexual exploitation of women in America, including the prostitution of women, pornography, sexual harassment, and stalking. The concluding section addresses legislative responses to the victimization and exploitation of women and children in the form of new and amended laws, as well as national and local agencies established to prevent victimization and protect victims. 30 tables, 10 figures, chapter notes, a 100-item bibliography, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Child abuse causes; Child abuse situation remedies; Child Pornography; Child Sexual Abuse; Domestic assault; Domestic assault prevention; Juvenile prostitution; Rape; Sexual harassment; Stalkers; Violent crimes
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