Sexuality, Sexual Deviance, and Sexual Offending

Sexuality, Sexual Deviance, and Sexual Offending Sex Roles (2010) 63:900–903 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9769-3 BOOK REVIEW Reconsidering Sex Crimes and Offenders: Prosecution or Persecution? By Laura J. Zilney and Lisa Anne Zilney, Santa Barbara, Calif., Praeger, 2009. 168 pp. $49.95, (hardback). ISBN 978-0-313-34857-0 Mark E. Olver Published online: 25 May 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 As a group, sex offenders tend to be a reviled and feared behaviors that may otherwise be healthy and satisfying segment of society. This is perhaps no better captured than in within the context of a consensual sexual encounter. No descriptive terms such as “monster,”“predator,”“pervert,” doubt some sexual behaviors are harmful and maladaptive “sexual deviant,” and “psychopath” that abound in media when they are performed without consent and thus inflict depictions of these individuals. On the one hand, the reaction possible physical, psychological, and emotional harm on is understandable as sex offenders do terrible things, but are another person. Zilney and Zilney argue, however, that sex they monsters, perverts, or uncontrollable sex fiends? Written offenders frequently have deficits in socio-sexual commu- by a practicing sexologist (Dr. Laura J. Zilney) and an nication and decision making skills, and that “Most persons academic criminologist (Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney), Reconsider- who offend sexually are http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Sexuality, Sexual Deviance, and Sexual Offending

Sex Roles , Volume 63 (12) – May 25, 2010
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Springer US
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Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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0360-0025
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1573-2762
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10.1007/s11199-010-9769-3
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Sex Roles (2010) 63:900–903 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9769-3 BOOK REVIEW Reconsidering Sex Crimes and Offenders: Prosecution or Persecution? By Laura J. Zilney and Lisa Anne Zilney, Santa Barbara, Calif., Praeger, 2009. 168 pp. $49.95, (hardback). ISBN 978-0-313-34857-0 Mark E. Olver Published online: 25 May 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 As a group, sex offenders tend to be a reviled and feared behaviors that may otherwise be healthy and satisfying segment of society. This is perhaps no better captured than in within the context of a consensual sexual encounter. No descriptive terms such as “monster,”“predator,”“pervert,” doubt some sexual behaviors are harmful and maladaptive “sexual deviant,” and “psychopath” that abound in media when they are performed without consent and thus inflict depictions of these individuals. On the one hand, the reaction possible physical, psychological, and emotional harm on is understandable as sex offenders do terrible things, but are another person. Zilney and Zilney argue, however, that sex they monsters, perverts, or uncontrollable sex fiends? Written offenders frequently have deficits in socio-sexual commu- by a practicing sexologist (Dr. Laura J. Zilney) and an nication and decision making skills, and that “Most persons academic criminologist (Dr. Lisa Anne Zilney), Reconsider- who offend sexually are

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Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: May 25, 2010

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