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Acts of Abuse

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Adam SampsonPrison Reform Trust

ISBN13: 9780415073721
ISBN: 0415073723
Published: December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £130.00

Sexual crime is a topic of massive public concern. Yet the debate over its causes and the appropriate responses of the criminal justice system is often fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, with little understanding of the reality of sexual crime. Acts of Abuse explores the response of the criminal justice system to this important issue. Its author, Adam Sampson, examines the existing research about the causes of rape and child abuse, the number of offences being committed, and the policy of the courts. He then examines in detail the responses of the probation service and the prison system to the increased number of offenders with which they are being required to deal. Written by a prominent critic of the British penal system, this is the first comprehensive survey of the phenomenon of sexual crime in the British penal context. It will appeal to students and all those with an interest in issues relating to crime and justice.

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Introduction 1. Background to the phenomenon - definitions and explanations 2. From crime to conviction 3. Sentencing: just deserts and public protection 4. Sex offenders and probation - a challenge ducked 5. A prison within a prison 6. Treatment in prison - order out of chaos Conclusion - Doubts and difficulties