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Sexualized violence against women and children : a psychology and law perspective / edited by B.J. Cling.

Contributor(s): Cling, B. J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Guilford Press, c2004Description: xiv, 305 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1593850611 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781593850616 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Women -- Crimes against -- United States | Abused women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Children -- Crimes against -- United States | Child abuse -- United States | Abused children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States | Sex crimes -- United StatesDDC classification: 362.883/0973 Other classification: 71.65
Contents:
B.J. Cling -- Sexualized violence against women -- Rape and rape trauma syndrome / B.J. Cling -- Battered woman syndrome : clinical features, evaluation, and expert testimony / Nancy Kaser-Boyd -- Battered women who strike back : using expert testimony on battering and its effects in homicide trials / Carrie L. Hempel -- Stalking / Barry Rosenfeld and B.J. Cling -- Sexual harassment in the workplace : a legal and psychological framework / Maureen O'Connor and Brigitte Vallabhajosula -- Sexualized violence against children -- Child sexual abuse / Erna Olafson -- Memories of childhood abuse : recovered, discovered, and otherwise / Laura S. Brown -- Perpetrators of sexualized violence against women and children -- Management and treatment of the adult sexual offender / William D. Murphy -- Megan's law : new protections against sex abuse / Karen Terry and B.J. Cling -- Maternal violence : the social psychology of mothers who kill / Julie Blackman -- B.J. Cling.
Summary: The first book to interweave clinical and legal perspectives on such recently formulated diagnoses as rape trauma syndrome and battered woman syndrome, this up-to-date resource helps mental health clinicians better understand their role in criminal or civil proceedings related to sexualized violence against women and children. Foundational knowledge is provided on the nature, prevalence, and psychological consequences of a variety of crimes, including rape, spousal abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse. The ways victims and perpetrators are dealt with in the legal system are critically examined, and important recent reforms discussed. Presenting guidelines and findings that will improve forensic assessment, this is a vital sourcebook for those called on to serve as expert witnesses and an invaluable student text.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / B.J. Cling -- Sexualized violence against women -- Rape and rape trauma syndrome / B.J. Cling -- Battered woman syndrome : clinical features, evaluation, and expert testimony / Nancy Kaser-Boyd -- Battered women who strike back : using expert testimony on battering and its effects in homicide trials / Carrie L. Hempel -- Stalking / Barry Rosenfeld and B.J. Cling -- Sexual harassment in the workplace : a legal and psychological framework / Maureen O'Connor and Brigitte Vallabhajosula -- Sexualized violence against children -- Child sexual abuse / Erna Olafson -- Memories of childhood abuse : recovered, discovered, and otherwise / Laura S. Brown -- Perpetrators of sexualized violence against women and children -- Management and treatment of the adult sexual offender / William D. Murphy -- Megan's law : new protections against sex abuse / Karen Terry and B.J. Cling -- Maternal violence : the social psychology of mothers who kill / Julie Blackman -- Epilogue / B.J. Cling.

The first book to interweave clinical and legal perspectives on such recently formulated diagnoses as rape trauma syndrome and battered woman syndrome, this up-to-date resource helps mental health clinicians better understand their role in criminal or civil proceedings related to sexualized violence against women and children. Foundational knowledge is provided on the nature, prevalence, and psychological consequences of a variety of crimes, including rape, spousal abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, and child sexual abuse. The ways victims and perpetrators are dealt with in the legal system are critically examined, and important recent reforms discussed. Presenting guidelines and findings that will improve forensic assessment, this is a vital sourcebook for those called on to serve as expert witnesses and an invaluable student text.

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CHOICE Review

Cling (forensic psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and St. John's Univ.) has written a fascinating but disturbing study covering all aspects of this subject. She offers both historical and current perspectives on rape law and discusses in detail the crime of rape, rape trauma syndrome, and the legal arguments against rape trauma syndrome. Cling discusses issues surrounding battered women--estimated to be one quarter of all women in relationships--including both the defense and prosecution at trial of women who fight back and are charged with homicide. In discussing child sexual abuse, Cling provides historical and contemporary case studies and looks at survivors (children and adults) of child sexual abuse. Cling includes a fascinating study of perpetrators of sexual crimes and mothers who kill; she also discusses the history and details of Megan's Law, which requires sex offenders to register with local authorities. Offering readable case studies and facts, this volume will be an excellent resource for social sciences collections. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All readers; all levels. J. A. Jervis Kaplan College

Author notes provided by Syndetics

B. J. Cling, PhD, JD, is a clinical psychologist and a lawyer in private practice in New York City. She is also an associate adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and St. John's University, where she teaches forensic psychology in the MA and PhD programs, respectively. Dr. Cling received two postdoctoral certificates, one in psychiatry and law from the University of Southern California and one in psychoanalysis from New York University. A member of the New York State Psychological Association's Committee on Ethical Practice, she publishes in the area of psychology and law. She is currently helping to develop a postgraduate program in forensic psychology and science at St. John's University.<br>

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