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About.Com Sex Crime Page
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Acquaintance Rape of College Students
Rape is the most common violent crime on American college campuses today.1 This guide describes the problem of acquaintance rape of college students, addressing its scope, causes and contributing factors; methods for analyzing it on a particular campus; tested responses; and measures for assessing response effectiveness. With this information, police and public safety officers can more effectively prevent the problem. Courtesy of Rana Sampson from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
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The Application of Rape Drugs in Southeast Michigan Counties: 1996 to 1999
Chun-Hao Li. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Volume 2, Issue 4, July 1999.
(Last checked 03/19/12)

Center for Sex Offender Management
Established in June 1997, the Center for Sex Offender Management's (CSOM) goal is to enhance public safety by preventing further victimization through improving the management of adult and juvenile sex offenders who are in the community. The Center for Sex Offender Management is sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, in collaboration with the the National Institute of Corrections, State Justice Institute, and the American Probation and Parole Association. CSOM is administered through a cooperative agreement between OJP and the Center for Effective Public Policy. Checkout publications, the reference library, and links.
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Child Prostitution
Web page provided by the U.S. Department of Justice, child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.
Also listed under Children and Crime.
(Last checked 03/19/12)

Child Sexual Abuse
A bibliography by the FBI Academy Library, January 2005.
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Note: Access restricted to MSU faculty and students and other subscribers of CQ Researcher.
Can Internet child sexual exploitation be controlled? Pedophiles and child pornographers are increasingly using the Internet to victimize minors. Of the estimated 28 million American children who use the Internet, nearly one out of five say they have been sexually harassed or solicited while online, usually in Internet chat rooms or via instant messaging and e-mail. Last year, the FBI opened more than 1,500 cases involving Internet child sexual exploitation, compared with only 113 cases in 1996. Law-enforcement agencies say it is difficult to investigate and prosecute Web-based sex crimes against minors due to aggressive defense tactics, a dearth of computer forensic specialists and other resources, poorly designed laws and a reluctance by some judges to treat crimes against children seriously. Meanwhile, civil libertarians worry that police “sting” operations entrap otherwise law-abiding citizens. Article by Brian Hansen, CQ Researcher, Vol. 12, no. 8, March 1, 2002.
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Federal Sex Offender Public Website
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Female Sex Offenders
Information regarding adolescent girls and women sex offenders is presented. Sections of this brief include: introduction; the extent of sex offending by females; factors affecting the (under) recognition of female-perpetrated sex offenses; understanding female sex offenders -- characteristics and typologies for adults and adolescents, and female versus male sex offenders; no easy answers about effective management strategies; the importance of gender-responsiveness -- assessment, treatment, and community supervision; and conclusion. Center for Sex Offender Management (Silver Spring, MD) and Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA). Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). 2007. 16 pages.
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HIV Testing and Sexual Assault:
Summary of Michigan Counseling and Testing Site Data From 1992 to 1997
Peter Hovmand, MSW. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Volume 2, Issue 3, July 1999. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
(Last checked 03/19/12)

Illicit Sexual Activity in Public Places
This publication (68 pp.) (NCJ 209365), a new COPS POP Guide, describes the problem of illicit public sexual activity and the factors that contribute to it. It also poses a number of questions to help understand the problem, proposes numerous responses to the problem, and identifies ways to measure the effectiveness of these responses. (COPS)
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Managing Sex Offenders in the Community:
A Handbook to Guide Policymakers and Practitioners through a Planning and Implementation Process
This handbook is designed to assist policymakers and practitioners in the process of assessing, and strengthening, their adult and juvenile sex offender management approaches. Originally developed for jurisdictions awarded grants through the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, this handbook has been adapted to describe a planning and implementation process that is applicable to all jurisdictions, regardless of size, available resources, or expertise level of those involved in the process. April 2002.
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Michigan's Criminal Justice Response to Incidents of Rape
Jean Kayitsinga and Christopher D. Maxwell. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2000. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
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Morbidity: Non-Fatal Outcomes of Sexual Assault
Alina Chacon Kisley. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Jan. 1999. Still available thanks to the Internet Archive.
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Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry
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The Nature and Scope of the Problem of Sexual Abuse of Minors
by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States
In June 2002 the full body of Catholic bishops of the United States in their General Meeting in Dallas approved the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The Charter created a National Review Board, which was assigned responsibility to commission a descriptive study, with the full cooperation of the dioceses/eparchies, of the nature and scope of the problem of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. The National Review Board engaged the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York to conduct research, summarize the collected data and issue a summary report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of its findings.
(Last checked 03/19/12)

An Overview of Sex Offender Management
This brochure describes briefly the characteristics of adult and juvenile sex offenders and their offenses, the impact of sexual assault on victims, and the key components to the effective management of sex offenders under community supervision. This document can be used to provide a synthesis of the key principles of sex offender management to a wide variety of audiences seeking basic information about this topic, including community members, criminal justice practitioners, legislators, and others. July 2002.
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A Preliminary Analysis of Michigan State Police’s Sexually Motivated Crime Files
Chun-Hao Li and Lori A. Post. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Vol. 2, Issue 5, Sept. 1999.
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Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus
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Prostitute's Education Network
This resource provides all sorts of information about sex workers: how legislative and cultural issues affect sex workers, general statistics, opinion articles, information for students, health related issues. The site is very varied and informative.
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Prostitution: Forced Slavery or Respected Career Option?

Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D. is a member of the Coalition Against Sexual Trafficking of Women and Children. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Task Force on Violence against Women, Commission on Women’s Concerns, World Evangelical Fellowship. She is Senior Fellow, The Beverly LaHaye Institute: A Center for Studies in Women's Issues. January 14, 1999.
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Prostitution ProCon.org
Should prostitution be legalized? A look at the issues, plus information on countries and communities where it is legalized or decriminalized.
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Prostitution Research and Education
A nonprofit dedicated to ending prostitution and human trafficking.
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Recidivism of Sex Offenders
This paper examines the critical issues in defining recidivism and provides a synthesis of the current research on the reoffense rates of sex offenders. Also discussed are factors and conditions that appear to be associated with reduced sexual offending and the implications that these findings have for sex offender management. May 2001.
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Sex Crimes, Punishment, and Therapy : Yes
Is chemical castration an acceptable punishment for male sex offenders? Resources that indicate that the answer is yes.
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Sex Crimes, Punishment, and Therapy: No
Is chemical castration an acceptable punishment for male sex offenders? Resources that indicate that the answer is no.
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Sex Offender Databases
Find sex offenders information from all over the country by searching the various state sex offender databases. Many states have extensive limitations as to how the information can be used. Please make sure to check each corresponding state web site for more information.
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Sex Offender Laws
Ken Strutin's guide, which highlights key publications and resources, focuses on recent developments in the administration and implementation of federal laws. In addition, selected research on sex offenses, risk assessment, treatment and punishment are noted, along with a section on the new Adam Walsh Act. Article appearing in LLRX, September 28, 2007 .
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Sex Offender Registration: Policy Overview and Comprehensive Practices
This brief is intended to inform citizens, state and local leaders, and criminal justice professionals about the policy issues related to sex offender registration, and to describe current sex offender registration practices around the country. October 1999.
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Sex Offender Residency Restrictions
Ken Strutin's guide collects recent court decisions, research papers and reports that have addressed the efficacy of exclusionary zoning laws and the impact of these restrictions on sex offenders reentering their communities. Article appearing in LLRX, July 20, 2008.
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Sex Offenders : Will tough, new laws do more harm than good?
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In response to horrific sex crimes against children, Congress and the states have passed hundreds of new laws in recent years to crack down on offenders. In addition to much longer sentences and more rigorous tracking of sex criminals upon release, some of the new laws place limits on where offenders can live, banning them from neighborhoods surrounding schools, parks and playgrounds. But critics warn the laws may prove counterproductive, driving sex offenders further underground. They also point out that most perpetrators are family members or other acquaintances of victims, so the new laws may shift resources away from treatment programs that could help more. Moreover, experts note sex offenders' low recidivism rates and a dramatic drop in child sexual-abuse cases. But with the media giving heavy coverage to the worst cases of abduction and abuse, it's no wonder that lawmakers are willing to approve any punishment or tracking technique that promises to prevent crimes against children. Article by Alan Greenblatt, CQ Researcher, Volume 16, Issue 31, September 8, 2006
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Sex Offense Homicides in Michigan from 1976 to 1994
An examination of the FBI Supplemental Homicide Reports. Tom Kuecker. Sexual Assault Surviellance System, Vol. 1, Issue 3, March 1998. Requires adobe acrobat to view report. Still available thanks to the Internet Archives.
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Sexual Abuse and the Clergy
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Will the Catholic priest scandal spur changes? The Roman Catholic Church in the United States has been shaken to its core by disclosures of sexual abuse by priests and of lax response to complaints by some bishops and cardinals. Priests in some cases have been allowed to remain in ministerial posts despite repeated accusations or admissions of sexual misconduct with children. Catholics across the ideological spectrum have criticized the church's handling of abuse cases, and many have called for resignations of church leaders, including Cardinal Bernard Law of Boston. In a meeting convened by Pope John Paul II, U.S. cardinals and leading bishops called for dismissal of priests in “notorious” abuse cases. But critics want the U.S. bishops to go further when they meet on the issue next month. Article by Kenneth Jost, CQ Researcher, Vol. 12, no. 17, May 3, 2002.
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Sexual Assault and Vulnerable Populations
Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults. Peter Hovmand. Sexual Assault Surviellance System, Vol. 1, Issue 2, April 1998. Requires adobe acrobat to view report. Still available thanks to the Internet Archives.
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Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities are Doing About It
Findings from the first major survey about sexual assault on college campuses, whether the crimes are being reported and whether schools are complying with federal requirements. From the National Institute of Justice.
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Sexual Assault on Campus : A Frustrating Search for Justice
According to a report funded by the Department of Justice, roughly one in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates. But official data from the schools themselves don’t begin to reflect the scope of the problem. And student victims face a depressing litany of barriers that often either assure their silence or leave them feeling victimized a second time, according to a 12-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity.
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Sexual Victimization of College Women
A report by Bonnie S. Fisher, Francis T. Cullen, and Michael G. Turner sponsored by the National Institute for Justice and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. It examines why college women have a greater risk of being sexually assaulted than women in the general population. According to their estimates, 350 women out of every 10,000 female students can expect to be raped in any given year. The number could be higher because many college women do not characterize their sexual victimizations as a crime because of embarrassment, not clearly understanding the legal definition of rape, not wanting to admit that someone they know is a rapist, or because they blame themselves. December 2000.
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The Slaughter of Innocense
Also listed under Sex Crimes.
(Last checked 11/19/09)

Street Prostitution
This guide deals with the problem of street prostitution, focusing on female prostitutes and male clients. There are widely different perspectives on prostitution. Some view the prostitutes as primarily responsible for the problem; some view the clients as responsible, and the prostitutes as victims. Others view prostitution as a private matter in which the state should not intervene. Community morals and beliefs about how the law should regulate morality will affect how any particular community addresses street prostitution. This guide does not adopt any particular moral perspective: It is intended to objectively inform you about the effectiveness and consequences of various approaches to controlling street prostitution. Before discussing response options, a general understanding of the problem is presented. Courtesy of Michael S. Scott from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
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Time to Work: Managing the Employment of Sex Offenders Under Community Supervision
This paper discusses critical issues in the management of sex offender employment, including assessing potential job placements, approaching the job search process, making sound job placement decisions, developing relationships with employers, and monitoring sex offenders' job-related activities. January 2002.
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Trends in Reported Incidents of Rape in Michigan and Beyond
Jean Kayitsinga and Christopher D. Maxwell. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2000.
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Trends in Reported Incidents of Rape in Michigan and Beyond
Christopher D. Maxwell, Lori A. Post, Jean Kayitsinga, and Amanda L. Robinson. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2001.
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Understanding Treatment for Adults and Juveniles Who Have Committed Sex Offenses
Provides an overview of current research, professional literature, and practice trends related to treating adults and juveniles who have committed sex offenses. (OJJDP)
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Uniform Crime Reports Data on Reported Forcible Rape in Michigan
Tom Kuecker. Sexual Assault Surveillance System, Volume 2, Issue 2, May 1999
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