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NCJ Number: 184050 Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Harassment: Confrontations and Decisions, Revised Edition
Editor(s): Edmund Wall
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 294
Sponsoring Agency: Prometheus Books
Amherst, NY 14228-2197
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57392-830-5
Sale Source: Prometheus Books
59 John Glenn Drive
Amherst, NY 14228-2197
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book on sexual harassment highlights the work of social theorists, feminists, psychologists, and legal scholars in this field, with a focus on opposing views and an outlining of the legal and moral complexity of establishing an acceptable social standard to combat this problem.
Abstract: Part One contains six papers on definitions and policy descriptions regarding sexual harassment in the contexts of the university and the workplace. Papers on sexual harassment in the university context consider consensual amorous relationships between faculty and students, as well as male students as victims. Three papers on sexual harassment in the workplace consider the definition of sexual harassment, why the corporate world has failed to mount an effective response to sexual harassment, and sexual harassment and wrongful communication. Part Two contains three papers on "explanations and causes" of sexual harassment. Topics include three explanatory models, sexual aggression and nature, and the social causes of sexual harassment. Eleven papers address the legal responses to sexual harassment. They focus on how the Civil Rights Act applies to sexual harassment, with attention to various relevant court interpretations of this act as it applies to sexual harassment. Four papers consider how the First Amendment applies in viewing sexual harassment as the creation of a hostile environment. Chapter notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime causes theory; Gender issues; Sex discrimination; Sexual harassment
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