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Female sexual predators; understanding them to protect our children and youths.


Female sexual predators; understanding them to protect our children and youths.

Duncan, Karen A.



241 pages



Forensic psychology


Noting the lack of information about these crimes and a gender bias that exists, Duncan, a therapist, social worker, and speaker on the topic of sexual abuse and family violence, helps parents understand the crimes of female sexual predators, the women who commit them, and the impact they have on victims, so that they can be proactive in protecting children. Employing studies from North America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and other regions, she addresses biases and stereotypes, types of crimes, characteristics of offenders, maternal sexual abuse, crimes by those employed in caretaking positions, abuse and harassment on college campuses and against high school students, female sexual deviance, emerging typologies for offenders, assessment, treatment, and prevention.

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Title Annotation:Forensic psychology
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2010
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